Inger Andersen

Inger Andersen
  • Vice-President, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank, Washington DC

Master's in Development Economics and African Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Formerly, 12 years with the United Nations, including with Regional Bureau of Arab States, UNDP, and United Nations Drought and Desertification Office. Since 1999, with The World Bank: various roles in sustainable development sectors, including Sector Manager and Director, Africa, and Director, Middle East and North Africa; former Vice-President, Sustainable Development, led the bank's work with developing countries to provide key infrastructure, enhance food security, promote environmental sustainability, develop social accountability and provide support for climate change mitigation and resilience, and urban development; currently, Vice-President, Middle East and North Africa, responsible for the bank's strategy and operations throughout the region.