Bassam Sebti is the Arabic-Language Digital Specialist on the Digital Communications team at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank.
Before his current role, Bassam served as a Leadership Communications Specialist in the World Bank Infrastructure Practice Group. In this position, he managed the digital outreach for the Infrastructure Vice President. Prior to that, he was the Digital Lead for the World Bank's Infrastructure Practice Group, where he supervised the editorial process for the Bank's Infrastructure digital platforms.
Bassam also held the position of the Corporate Global Editor for worldbank.org. Before that, he was responsible for managing the World Bank's Arabic web and social media content and channels.
Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Bassam worked as a Senior Assignment Editor at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), where he edited, managed, and assigned news articles for diyaruna.com (formerly Mawtani.com).
Furthermore, Bassam served as the Arabic editor of the International Journalists' Network (IJNet), a multilingual media training resources portal published by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) based in Washington D.C.
In his home country of Iraq, Bassam worked as a special correspondent for The Washington Post from September 2003 to July 2006, covering the war and the political process.
Bassam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Al-Turath University College in Iraq and a Master's Degree in writing studies from Saint Joseph's University in the United States.