Sameer Goyal is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist in the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation (FCI) Global Practice and currently located World Bank office in Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently leading financial and private sector engagements in Kenya and Somalia for FCI East Africa team. Prior to moving to Nairobi in October 2021, Sameer was stationed in South Korea for 6 years and served as the Program Manager for the Seoul Center partnership which supported FCI country programs and operations in East Asia by leveraging Korean trust funding, partner expertise and experience. Before joining the World Bank, Sameer was involved with research projects at McGill University (Canada) (1996-97), Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (1992-95) and as a Consultant on an ILO-ARTEP project (1986). Sameer holds BA Honors degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, MA and M. Phil degrees in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, and an MBA in Finance and International Business from McGill University, Canada.