Antony Thompson is the World Bank country manager for Uganda. Prior to the assignment in Uganda, Thompson was the country manager for Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, since August 2014. He also served as the manager for strategy and operations at the Human Development Network, based at the World Bank Group (WBG) Headquarters in Washington, DC.
Thompson joined the WBG in 1992 as part of the Young Professional Program, working on human development for the Middle East and North Africa region’s country operations department. He has worked in several different capacities, including operations officer, lead financial sector specialist, operations advisor, and sector manager. Throughout his career in the World Bank, he has worked extensively in financial sector, private sector development, and tax administration.
In addition to human development, Thompson’s areas of expertise include health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and financial sector reforms. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from the University of Ulster and a Masters of Business Administration (Honors) with a specialization in Finance from the University of Chicago. He is married with three children.