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Andreja Marusic

Global Lead for Business Environment, Trade & Competitiveness

Andreja Marusic is the Global Lead for Business Environment at the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice. She has over 20 year’s expertise in investment climate and regulatory governance, including implementation of institutional reforms and capacity strengthening with public sector agencies. In her professional career, she worked on designing and implementing business environment and regulatory reform programs in many countries, in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she held several high level government advisory positions such as Head of the Regulatory Reform Unit at the Prime Minister’s Office in Serbia and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Serbian Business Registers Agency. She also managed her own corporate law firm for a number of years which enabled her to keep in touch with “real life” problems investors’ face in complex regulatory environments.                               

She is author and co-author of several publications, including: Regulatory Impact Assessment in Developing Countries—Tales from the Road to Good Governance (Public Money and Management, 2015); Public Policy Making in the Western Balkans (Springer, 2015); Towards Smart Regulation in Europe (Maggioli Editore, 2013), Attractiveness of East African Community (EAC) for Foreign Direct Investment (Economic Analysis, 2014); Progress in Transition and Reform Implementation in Serbia Comparing to Other Western Balkan Countries, (IFC/World Bank Group, 2011); The Role of Inspections in the Enforcement of Legislation with Main Focus on Business Related Inspections in Serbia (BCRR/USAID BEP, 2012).