Practice Manager, Innovation
World Bank Institute
Bachelor's in Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology, Emory University, US; Master's in International Development and Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US. Formerly: Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Foundation, Syria; Head, Global Development Initiatives, Google.org. Currently Practice Manager, Innovation, The World Bank Institute; responsibilities include: overseeing Development Marketplace programme, which provides social entrepreneurs access to early stage, mezzanine, and growth financing for delivery of public goods; overseeing ICT for development projects focused on open government, transparency and accountability.