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Cecile Fruman

Director, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice
Cecile Fruman is Director in the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank Group. She was appointed in July 2014, and she oversees the delivery of solutions to Bank Group clients in four regions (Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, South Asia and East Asia and Pacific). She also oversees two global teams, leading T&C's work on Investment Climate and Competitive Sectors.  During her tenure at the World Bank Group, Cecile has worked across regions and topics, as well as a few corporate initiatives such as the internal change process of 2013 and 2014.
Prior to her current assignment, Cecile was the Manager of the Private Participation in Infrastructure and Social Sectors Service Line of the World Bank Group's Investment Climate Global Practice. In that role, she oversaw advisory programs that promote a better investment climate in several specific sectors: namely health, education, and infrastructure (with a focus on renewable energy) and the incubation of investment climate activities in new areas, such as green growth and competition.
A French national, Cecile started her career in microfinance and SME development, spending four years in Mali managing a rural microfinance institution and several years working on a World Bank global research program (Sustainable Banking with the Poor).