Ms. Marilou Uy is the Sector Director for the Africa Financial and Private Sector Development Department at the World Bank. Previously, she served as Director of the Financial Sector Operations and Policy Department in the Financial Sector Vice-Presidency (FSE) as well as Chair of the Financial Sector Board from 2002 to 2007. Ms. Uy joined the World Bank in 1985 as part of the Young Professionals Program. Since then, Ms. Uy has worked on trade policy, investment climate, and financial sector issues in various operational departments in Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, and Africa, and globally. She was also part of the Development Economics Group's research team that prepared "The East Asian Miracle" in 1991, in which she focused on financial sector issues, together with Joseph Stiglitz. In 1993, Ms. Uy also worked with the World Bank's Financial Management and Country Credit Worthiness Department. In 1996, she became the Division Chief of the Private Sector Development and Finance Division in the South Asia Department. In 1998, she became the Sector Director of the Finance and Private Sector Development Department in the South Asia Region. Prior to joining the World Bank, Ms. Uy pursued her graduate studies in economics and finance at the University of California, Los Angeles.