Nemat Shafik

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Nemat Shafik is Vice President of Infrastructure at the World Bank. She is responsible for managing the Bank's Energy, Water, Transport and Urban sectors, as well as Project Finance and Guarantees, and directs, jointly with the International Finance Corporation, the global product groups for Information and Technology and for Oil, Gas, Chemicals and Mining. Dr. Shafik is currently the visiting Director General and former non-Executive Director of the Management Board of the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID). She chairs several international consultative groups that support microfinance, energy, water and sanitation for the poor, urban development and slum upgrading, information technologies for development, and private participation in infrastructure.

Previously, Dr. Shafik worked as Vice President of the Private Sector Development, Infrastructure and Guarantees and was part of the senior management group of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). During her distinguished tenure at the World Bank, she has worked in the following capacities: Director of Private Sector and Finance in the Middle East and North Africa region; Manager of Private Sector Team in the Middle East and North Africa region; Senior Economist of the Office of the Chief Economist in the MENA region; Senior Economist for Central and Eastern Europe; and Economist for the World Development Report. As a professor, she has taught at prestigious institutions such as the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University.

Dr. Shafik received her B.A. in Economics and Politics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and her M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. She also holds a Ph.D. in Economics from St. Antony's College, Oxford University.

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