Luis Constantino is a Portuguese national and has been with the World Bank since 1991.
Constantino has a PhD in Economics of Natural Resources at the University of British Columbia in Canada. It also has a degree in Agriculture at the Technical University of Lisbon.
In 2005 he was selected Sector Manager for Sustainable Development Department in the Middle East and North Africa Region. In this role he consolidated the agriculture and rural development program, mobilized social staff around the implementation of the social strategy, and ensured quality support to the reform efforts of Bank clients.
Before joining the World Bank as Manager for Nicaragua in July 2014, he played a similar position in East Timor in Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining the bank he worked with a range of organizations including the University of British Columbia, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Canadian International Development Agency. At the World Bank he started as a forestry economist.
Constantino Holds a PhD in Natural Resources Economics from the University of British Columbia.