Country Manager for Armenia,
Europe and Central Asia
Jean-Michel Happi is the World Bank’s Country Manager for Armenia. He provides leadership on the overall policy reform agenda for the country, overseeing the quality and delivery of the work program.
Happi has broad ranging development experience. He has worked on issues of competition policy, privatization, governance and anti-corruption, infrastructure development and utility sector reform. He has also been involved with Bank-wide efforts to mobilize concessional financing for low-income countries, and in helping develop Bank-country partnership strategies. He has worked across many countries in South Asia, Africa, Europe and Central Asia, and Middle East.
Prior to joining the World Bank Group in 1993, Happi worked as economist at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva.
Happi, a Cameroonian National, is a graduate from the French School of Economics (Ecole Nationale de Statistique et de l’Administration Economique) and holds Post-Masters degrees in Applied Mathematics from Paris-6 University.