County Director, Cameroon, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome & Principe

Elisabeth Huybens

Country Director, Africa

Elisabeth Huybens, a Belgian national, joined the World Bank in February 2000 as an economist in the Africa Region. Since then she has held various positions in the Africa, East Asia Pacific, and Europe Central Asia regions, as well as the Social Development and the Sustainable Development Network. Her most recent assignment was as Practice Manager in the Urban, Rural & Social Development Global Practice.

In this new position, Elisabeth’s three top priorities will be to maintain the policy dialogue around reforms that foster increased competitiveness, better service delivery, and improved sector governance; manage the Yaounde office and lead staff and the country team to provide innovative and quick support to client governments, including under several reimbursable advisory services, and contribute to regional and corporate initiatives.