Orhan Niksic is the World Bank’s Senior Economist currently engaged as the Country Economist for West Bank and Gaza. Prior to this position, Mr. Niksic worked on countries of Central Asia region, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mr. Niksic joined the World Bank in 2007 from Kosovo, where he worked for three years as a Senior Economic Advisor to the European Union Pillar of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) on efforts to build the economic foundations for the future state. He also worked as an Economic Advisor in the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Prior to venturing into economic development, he was a financial analyst for Edison International in Los Angeles California working on risk management and electricity price forecasts.
Mr. Niksic holds an MS in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research and a BA in Economics and International Relations both from Stanford University in California.