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Keith Hansen

World Bank Country Director for Kenya, Somalia, Rwanda and Uganda

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Keith Hansen brings 30 years of experience in the World Bank, during which he has held multiple senior leadership positions across the institution. He most recently served as Vice President for Human Development, where he designed and oversaw delivery of a strategy to elevate human capital on the development agenda. This produced a record-breaking 70% increase in demand from governments for World Bank financial support for health, nutrition, population, education, social protection, labor, and jobs. Prior to this, Mr. Hansen was one of the co-vice presidents responsible for the setup and oversight of the World Bank Group’s Global Practices, which brought together the best expertise from across the institution to help tackle countries’ most complex development challenges. This followed his position as Sector Director for Human Development in Latin America and the Caribbean region, where he drove the shift toward a more integrated approach. Before that he headed the Bank’s HIV/AIDS program for Africa, which delivered the first billion dollars to Africa to fight the epidemic. He has also held corporate positions in the World Bank, taught for many years on development issues at Princeton University, and served on multiple boards. Mr. Hansen brings deep expertise in orchestrating multisectoral efforts to pursue sustainable development goals. He graduated with a degree in political science from Yale and holds graduate degrees in development from Princeton and law from Stanford.