Linda Van Gelder
Linda Van Gelder is Director, Governance and Public Sector, at the World Bank. In her 18 year career at the World Bank, she has held various positions including Manager of the East Asia and Pacific Economics Department, Economic Adviser in the Africa Region, and country economist in Egypt, Yemen and Afghanistan. In her current position, she provides strategic leadership on the Bank’s work on governance and public sector management. An American national, Ms. Van Gelder holds a PhD in Economics from Cornell University.