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David Craig

Former Country Director, Egypt
A. David Craig is the former World Bank's Country Director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti, based in Cairo. Mr. Craig, a New Zealand national, joined the World Bank in 1984 in the energy sector.  He was Energy Sector Manager for the countries of Eastern & Central Europe and the former Soviet Union from 1997 to 2001.  Since that time, he has held three Country Director appointments, in West Africa (2001 to 2005); West Bank & Gaza (2005 to 2009); and now Egypt, Yemen & Djibouti (since Sept. 2009).  Mr. Craig’s management experience covers the full range of Bank products (lending/grants, advisory services, and technical assistance) and includes joint activities with the IFC. Mr. Craig has degrees in engineering and economics from New Zealand and a doctorate in economics from the university of Grenoble in France.