Shahrokh Fardoust is currently Director, Operations and Strategy, in Development Economics Vice Presidency, at the World Bank. Prior to his current position he served as Senior Adviser to Director-General, the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group, and from 2001to 2006 he severed as Senior Economic Adviser to the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. At the Bank since 1987, Mr. Fardoust has served in a number of operational assignments, including the Lead Economist for India, where he led a team of experts responsible for the economic policy dialogue with states of India. Before coming to the Bank, he held positions at the U.N. Secretariat, New York, as a visiting lecturer in Economics at Wharton School and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iran. Mr. Fardoust has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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