World Bank Announces New Country Manager for Moldova

The World Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Inguna Dobraja as the new Country Manager for Moldova. She replaces Ms. Anna Akhalkatsi, who was the World Bank Country Manager since August 2017 and is moving to Romania.

Ms. Dobraja, a Latvian national, starts her post in Chisinau on July 1. She has been the World Bank’s Country Manager for the Cambodia Country Office since 2016. Prior to that, between 2012 and 2016, she was the Country Manager for the Liberia Country Office and oversaw the launch of several large infrastructure projects and the response to and recovery from the Ebola epidemic of 2014 – 2015.

Inguna Dobraja has been with the World Bank for more than 25 years. She has professional experience in the managerial, operational, and corporate areas of the Bank spanning country offices, Bank program and portfolio management, extensive operational work, including Bank financial and knowledge products, as well as specific social protection technical expertise.

Prior to joining the Bank, from 1990 to 1993, Ms. Dobraja served as Director of the International Economic Relations Department at the Ministry of Welfare in Latvia. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Latvia and has the Executive Leadership Program diploma from the Harvard Business School.

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