Alex Kremer is the World Bank Country Manager for Belarus joining the position in July 2017 and is based in Minsk. He oversees the World Bank’s program in the country and leads policy dialogue with government counterparts, civil society and other partners.
Alex joined the World Bank in 2005. Before coming to Belarus, he was the Country Manager for Moldova (2014-17), the Kyrgyz Republic and Turkmenistan (2010-14). Immediately after joining the World Bank in 2005, he worked in the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank as a Senior Sector Economist. During that time he published several works of research on agriculture, the impact of the 2006 war in Lebanon, energy efficiency and lagging regions. He was the lead author of the publication "Poor places, thriving people: how the Middle East and North Africa can overcome spatial disparities" (2010).
Before joining the Bank, Alex worked for the UK Department for International Development in India as National Program Manager and as an EU official, most recently as Economic and Political Counsellor in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Alex Kremer holds degrees in economics from Cambridge and London Universities, a Ph.D. in economics from London University and a Diploma in Business Administration. He is married with 3 children and his hobbies are singing, writing, visiting mountains and foil fencing.