Valentina Saltane joined the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance project at its inception in 2014. She helps oversee the project design and implementation. She also leads the Trading across Borders indicator of the Doing Business project. Prior to that, she was part of the Financial Access team at the World Bank, where she worked on Financial Access reports. Before joining the World Bank, she held the position of Research Analyst at the Law and Economic Consulting Group (LECG). She has also worked for the World Resources Institute as a program coordinator. She holds an MPA degree from Cornell University and a B.A. degree from Colby College. She speaks Latvian, Russian, Spanish and has a working knowledge of French.