Ricardo Maia joined the World Bank in 2021. He holds a Master’s degree in International Development from IE University (Spain) and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Porto (Portugal). Originally from Portugal, he is interested in Development Economics, Sustainability and Social Inclusion. Ricardo has professional experience in project management, finance, humanitarian aid, social entrepreneurship and research, and enjoys painting, hiking and travelling. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Tetum and English.