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Agnes Said is a lawyer who has been working with the World Bank since 2009. Her work focuses on public sector governance and justice... Read more »
Alejandro Espinosa-Wang, a private sector development specialist, joined the World Bank Group in 2006. He currently works with the Trade... Read more »

Aliya Pistayeva joined the KAZSTAT project implementation group in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of York's Department of... Read more »

Ana Chechelashvili is a consultant for the Access to Information Unit, within the External and Corporate Relations department, at the... Read more »
Artem Kolesnikov is a digital strategist and public information activist. He is currently working as online communications officer and... Read more »
Ato Brown began his tenure as the new Country Manager of the World Bank for Kazakhstan in the Europe and Central Asia Region on February... Read more »
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Bekzod Shamsiev is a Senior Agriculture Economist working in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region. An Uzbekistan national, he is... Read more »
Birgit Hansl, a German national, is the World Bank’s Lead Economist and Program Leader for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions for... Read more »
Bojana Naceva works as Senior Education Specialist, based in Skopje, Macedonia. Ms. Naceva specializes in education, gender issues, and... Read more »
Boris joined the World Bank in August 2016 and is based in Chisinau, Moldova. Prior to this, he worked for the British Foreign... Read more »
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Darko Milutin, a graduate in hydrology and water resources management engineering from Belgrade, Serbia, acquired his PhD degree in... Read more »

DIRK REINERMANN is currently the Program Manager for Southern Europe of the World Bank Group (WBG)... Read more »

Doerte Doemeland is a Lead Economist in the Macro Economics and Fiscal Management Global Practice of the World Bank. Read more »
Donato De Rosa is currently Program Leader for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions in the Europe and Central Asia region of the... Read more »
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Elif Ayhan is a civil engineer who holds a masters degree in structural and earthquake engineering. She started her career as a Technical... Read more »
Elina Hokkanen is an Energy Specialist with the World Bank’s Europe & Central Asia Energy Unit, working on district heating and... Read more »
Ms. Elisabetta Capannelli, an Italian national, became the World Bank Country Manager for Romania and Hungary in May 2013. Ms. Capannelli... Read more »
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Florentin Blanc is a consultant to the World Bank Group, OECD, and governments on investment climate and business environment. He has... Read more »
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Genevieve Boyreau, a French national, is the World Bank’s Program Leader in the South Caucasus, Europe and Central Asia region. She ... Read more »

Georgia Harley is a Senior Justice Reform Specialist in the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank, working predominantly in Europe... Read more »
Gilles is an economist with the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice at the World Bank. With over six years of international... Read more »
Grzegorz has been with the International Finance Corporation since 2010. He manages the Ukraine Residential Energy Efficiency Project.... Read more »
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Hans Timmer is the Chief Economist of the World Bank's Europe and Central Asia region. Prior to this, he was Director of the Develop... Read more »

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Joaquín Toro is the regional coordinator for disaster risk management in Europe and Central Asia at the World Bank. He joined the Bank in... Read more »
Johannes Koettl is a Senior Economist with the World Bank’s Social Protection and Labor Global Practice (GSPDR) and a Research Fellow at... Read more »
John Ivor Beazely is a Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank Read more »
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Mr. Klaus Decker is a Senior Public Sector Specialist working at the World Bank in Washington since 2002. As a member of the Governance... Read more »
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Laura E. Bailey is the World Bank’s Lead Social Development Spec... Read more »

Lazar Šestović is a World Bank Senior Economist based in Belgrade, Serbia, specializing in fiscal policy, intergovernmental fiscal... Read more »
Levent Altan began his career in the UK Ministry of Justice before spending three years in the European Commission working on European... Read more »
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Maciej Drozd is an economist at the World Bank covering Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. His work focuses on business environment... Read more »
Marc Lixi is a Senior Operations Officer in the Transport and ICT Global Practice. Before his current assignment, Marc spent 8 years in... Read more »

Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu works as Senior Urban Development Specialist in the World Bank office in Bucharest, Romania. Some of the key a... Read more »

Mariam Sherman is the Director of Strategy and Operations in the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank. In this position,... Read more »
Marina Matic is a Justice Reform Expert, working as a consultant for the World Bank. Ms. Matic has more than 15 years of experience on... Read more »
Marko Bucik is an economic consultant working with the Agriculture Global Practice. A Slovenian national, he is currently based in... Read more »
Marko Karadzic is a social development consultant with the Governance and Social, Urban and Resilience Global Practices.... Read more »

Martin Raiser is World Bank's Country Director for Brazil. Since joining the World Bank in 2003, Mr. Raiser held positions as the Co... Read more »

Maurizio Bussolo, lead economist in the Read more »
Mercy Tembon is the World Bank Regional Director for the South Caucasus, based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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Meriem works as a Senior Communications Officer in the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank Group. She has over 10 years... Read more »
Moritz Meyer is an economist in the Poverty Global Practice of the World Bank, working on the topics of poverty measurement,... Read more »
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Nino Kutateladze is a Senior Education Specialist with the World Bank, based in our Tbilisi Office. Nino's work primarily... Read more »
Nistha Sinha is a Senior Economist in the Poverty Global Practice of the World Bank working on the topics of poverty, distributional... Read more »
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Paul Clare is a Senior Communications Officer with the World Bank's Europe and Central Asia region. As lead for... Read more »
A Russian native, Polina Bogomolova now works in the IBRD Moscow office as a Network coordinator and consultant for the Eurasian Center... Read more »
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is a Senior Infrastructure and Transport Specialist in the World Bank Office in Warsaw. He has over twenty years of experience in... Read more »
Rashmi is currently a Program Leader for the South Caucasus, based in Tbilisi, Georgia. Prior to this position, Rashmi was Senior... Read more »

Rebecca Lacroix is a Social Development Specialist with the World Bank Group. She works on issues related to gender, citizen engagem... Read more »

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Ms. Sanja Madzarevic-Sujster is currently Senior Economist for Croatia, Montenegro, and Slovenia at the World Bank. Before join... Read more »

Sarah is a Program Leader at ECCSC. Read more »
Sarvinoz Barfieva is an Operations Officer, working for World Bank in Tajikistan's office Read more »
Stefka Slavova is a Lead Economist of the World Bank based in the Central Asia Regional Office, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Read more »
Svetozara Petkova is an attorney-at-law, member of the Sofia Bar. She is engaged in a number of World Bank projects in Central and... Read more »
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Tamar (Tako) Kobakhidze is an Online Communications Producer working in the World Bank's Georgia office. Based in Tbilisi,... Read more »
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Victoria Strokova is an economist with the Social Protection & Labor Department, within the Jobs Cross Cutting Solution Area, at... Read more »
Vigen Sargsyan is a Senior Communications Officer based in the World Bank's office in Yerevan, Armenia. He has been with the World... Read more »
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Yeraly Beksultan is Private Sector Development Specialist based in World Bank Country Office in Astana, covering T&C... Read more »

Yulia Mitusova is a Consultant at the World Bank under the IBRD ECFS RAS program focusing on food security in Central Asia. Yulia ha... Read more »

Yuliya Smolyar is a Senior Social Protection Specialist in the World Bank Regional Office for Read more »