Renaud Seligmann is currently Manager of the West and Central Africa Financial Management Unit at the World Bank. He oversees the Bank's involvement in public financial management, private sector accounting and auditing and operational financial management services for West and Central Africa. A French national, Renaud started his career as a financial judge at the Court of Accounts, the French Supreme Audit Institution. His focus was on aggregate fiscal risk in the public sector, performance budgeting and public sector reforms. He had a special interest in the health sector, leading financial and performance audits of cancer services, bio-terrorism and blood transfusion. He then became Deputy director of external audit at the United Nations Board of Auditors, where he led the first UN-wide audit of the response to the South Asian tsunami and was in charge of the audit of the UN Secretariat, UNICEF and other funds and programs, before joining the World Bank.
Renaud holds a BA (hons) in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University, a Master's Degree in political sociology from Sorbonne-Paris I University and a Master's in public policy from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po). He is also a graduate from the French National School for Administration executive leadership program. He taught a political philosophy course in the public policy Master's program at the Paris Institute of Political Studies.