Ali AbuKumail joined the World Bank in 2012. During his World Bank career, he has led projects in the Middle East and North Africa. His projects have focused on the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurship ecosystems, trail-based adventure tourism, and business environment reforms. Before joining the World Bank, he worked as a Private Sector Development Adviser to the Quartet Representative from 2009 to 2011. In this capacity, he led policy dialogue and provided advice on private-sector development issues in Palestine. Before that, AbuKumail was a Trade Development Manager at the Palestine Trade Center (PalTrade) from 2004 to 2009, where he managed the development and implementation of strategies to enhance the capacity of Palestinian exporters. Between 2001 and 2004, he worked in several technical positions at Development Alternative Inc. (DAI), focused on the development of the Palestinian furniture sector. AbuKumail holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BSc) from the Islamic University.