Issam  Abousleiman

Issam Abousleiman

World Bank Director for Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, Latin America and Caribbean

Issam Abousleiman is the World Bank Director for Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. Since July 2023, he leads the operations and strategic partnerships aimed to enhance the impact of the World Bank on the social and economic development of the four countries, based in Lima.  

Mr. Abousleiman, Lebanese national, joined the World Bank in 1989 and has more than 25 years of experience in the strategic areas of country management, corporate finance, and international capital markets.  

He has held key, principal roles, including as the Country Director of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries from August 1st, 2018, to June 30, 2023, World Bank Country Manager for Colombia, the Head of Financial Advisory and Banking at the World Bank Treasury, and the Principal Investment Officer in the Banking & Debt Management Department. His regional expertise includes Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East regions.

Mr. Abousleiman is a graduate of the Harvard University Executive Management program and holds an MBA in finance and investment from George Washington University, as well as an MBA in management from the American University of Beirut. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).