Oulimata Sarr is the Regional Director for UN Women covering 24 countries in West and Central Africa, which is the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women. 


With over 29 years of work experience, she also embodies expertise in private sector development for emerging markets. Prior to working at the United Nations, Ms. Sarr spent ten years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and also worked as a Senior Auditor with Ernst & Young in Senegal. Ms. Sarr holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montreal and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Bedfordshire.