Wolfgang Fengler is the World Bank’s Country Sector Leader for the Private and Financial Sector for the Western Balkans. Previously, he served as the World Bank’s Lead Economist in the Nairobi office. A native German, Wolfgang has been a staff member of the World Bank for almost 14 years, during which he lived in four continents: First in America working at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington DC, then in Asia as a Senior Economist in the Indonesia office, followed by Africa, and finally in Europe as part of the World Bank’s new hub in Vienna. Wolfgang published extensively on social and economic issues. He also co-authored “Delivering Aid Differently” (with Homi Kharas, Brookings) and “Africa’s Economic Boom” (with Shanta Devarajan, Foreign Affairs). Prior to joining the World Bank, he set up Africa Consulting, LLC, and was a Fellow at the Research Institute for International Relations. Wolfgang gained a PhD from the University of Hamburg (Germany). Wolfgang loves travelling and sports, especially football. He was the Football commissioner at the International School of Kenya and was behind the “Nairobi Mini World Cup”, one of Kenya’s largest football tournaments for kids.
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