Rashmi Shankar - Program Leader for the South Caucasus, working on Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
She worked in various positions within the Bank, the previous one being Senior Economist for Azerbaijan and Georgia in ECSPE. Before she worked in Latin America and the Caribbean as a Senior Economist and Team Leader on several countries, including Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica and Nicaragua.
Rashmi Shankar has a strong background in leading a wide range of operational and AAA tasks at the Bank. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and was a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Brandeis University before joining the Bank. She has published widely in the fields of international economics, including trade and growth, and macroeconomics.