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Ismail Radwan

Lead Public Sector Development Specialist
Ismail Radwan is a lead public sector specialist in the World Bank. He has been based in Bucharest since July 2015.

From 2012-2015 he was the country program coordinator for Central Europe and the Baltic Countries in the World Bank’s European and Central Asia department, based in Washington D.C. During that time, Radwan lead the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) which programs the World Bank Group’s engagement with Romania during the period 2014-2018.

Prior to taking up this assignment in 2012 he was based in Nigeria where he led the Bank’s work in innovation, finance and private sector development. Between 2005 and 2008 he was based in Colombo, Sri Lanka where he managed a number of high profile projects for the Bank including the e-Sri Lanka initiative.

Ismail Radwan studied economics and politics at Oxford University and then received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has lived and worked in more than thirty countries. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2000, he was a principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers London in the economics and strategy department. He is originally from Cairo, Egypt and speaks English, Arabic and French.