Thompson will now assume oversight of the Bank’s portfolio of 20 projects in Uganda totaling $3 billion.’Under his leadership, the Bank will continue supporting Uganda in incumbent economic growth and poverty reduction through a wide array of financial products and technical assistance’, reads part of an official statement issued on Thursday.
Prior to his appointment, Thompson was Country Manager in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia since August 2014.
He has also served as the manager for strategy and operations at the Human development center of the World Bank group at the head office based in Washington D.C.
Thompson holds a Bachelors of arts from the University of Ulster and a masters of Business Administration with a specialisation in finance from the University of Chicago.
Having join the group in 1992 under the young professional program, Thompson has developed his career at WBG from a young age and has worked in several capacities including Operations Officer, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, Operations Advisor and section Manager. He has worked extensively in financial sector development and tax administration.