Fabrice Houdart is a former senior country officer for the Maghreb and is managing a Nordic Trust Fund grant, "Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Development" that examines sexual minorities in development. He also is president of World Bank GLOBE, the Bank’s LGBT employee resource group. During his career at the Bank, he has worked in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, first as a human development consultant and later in country management units. He holds a B.A. in economics and management from Dauphine University and an MBA from American University. His efforts to promote diversity in the Bank were recognized by an ECA VPU Award and a Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award in 2012.