Mary A. Barton-Dock, who started her career 25 years ago in Bolivia, became the second World bank Special Envoy to Haiti on July 1st, 2013. She replaces Mr. Alexandre Abrantes who assumed this position over the last three years.
Prior to taking up this appointment, Ms. Barton-Dock was the Director of the World Bank's Environment and Climate Change Department. She served previously as the Country Director for Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe, where she gained broad experience in reconstruction and inclusive growth.
Ms. Barton-Dock's other managerial posts include being the Country Manager in Chad and the Sector Manager in Agriculture and Environment for 14 countries in West Africa.
Mary Barton-Dock joined the Bank in 1993 into the Young Professionals Program. During her career she has worked in Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia.
She is the first woman to lead the World Bank program in Haiti.
Ms. Barton-Dock is a Harvard graduate, with a Masters in Public Policy, and has worked across a broad range of sectors including environment, agriculture, energy, infrastructure, mining, community development and education.