Dirk Reinermann, a German national, joined the World Bank Group in 1996, as an Advisor to the German Executive Director on the World Bank's Executive Board, a position he held until October 2000.
In 2000 he became the Country Program Coordinator for Nigeria, in the World Bank's Africa Department, based in Washington, DC. As of September 2003, Mr. Reinermann served as the Country Manager for Bosnia and Herzegovina, based in Sarajevo. In 2007 he took over the position of Lead Operations Officer for seven countries of Southern Africa. In April 2010 he took over the position of Head of the Europe and Central Asia Unit in the World Bank's Brussels office.
Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Reinermann worked for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), in Bonn, as a human rights expert, speech writer to the Minister and trade economist, and, before that, for Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, and Shell South Africa in Cape Town. Mr. Reinermann holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany.