Nadir A. Mohammed

Country Director of the GCC Countries, Middle East and North Africa

Nadir Abdellatif Mohammed is the Country Director of the GCC Countries in the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank. He joined the Bank in 1998 as Country Economist for Egypt and then Yemen. He joined the ECA region as Country Manager (Albania) and returned to the Middle East and North Africa (MNA) region as Operations Director in 2007. During 2010-2012, Dr. Mohammed was on external assignment from the Bank where he served as Acting Director of Strategy for the Prime Minister’s Office, State of Kuwait. He also served as Senior Advisor in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) network during 2009-2010 and also from 2012-1013.

Before joining the Bank, Dr. Mohammed worked in two multilateral development banks, the African Development Bank (1994-1996) and the Islamic Development Bank (1996-1998). Mr. Mohammed started his career in academia as a lecture and research officer in the universities of Khartoum (Sudan), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Cambridge (UK), and Oxford (UK).  

Dr. Mohammed is a graduate of the University of Khartoum (BS in Economics) and has two post-graduate degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge (MPhil and PhD).  Dr. Mohammed has published widely on issues of economic development, public finance, conflict and civil wars, natural resource management, poverty reduction, governance, and defense economics.



  • Financial Sector Development
  • Debt management