Ellen Goldstein

Ellen Goldstein

Former World Bank Country Director

Ellen Goldstein is the former World Bank Country Director for MyanmarCambodia and Lao PDR, based at the World Bank Office in Yangon, Myanmar. 

Prior to this position, she was the World Bank’s Country Director for the Western Balkans, which includes AlbaniaBosnia and HerzegovinaKosovoFYR Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, based in the World Bank Office in Vienna, Austria. Other previous roles included World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Nepal, in which she led the policy dialogue with government and stakeholders, and collaborated with development partners to promote greater aid effectiveness. In these two countries she managed a portfolio of more than 50 operations totaling nearly US$ 6 billion in soft IDA Credits.

Goldstein joined the World Bank in 1985 as a macroeconomist. Through her career she has worked in West and Southern Africa, South Asia, and Central Europe as a macroeconomist, human development specialist, and as Country Manager in both Burkina Faso and FYR Macedonia. She also was the founding manager of the World Bank’s Results Secretariat.

Goldstein earned Master’s degrees in public health from the John Hopkins University and in public affairs from Princeton University.