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The Office of the Executive Director (EDS 11) represents Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, West Bank and Gaza, United Arab Emirates, and Republic of Yemen. 

The Executive Director and Dean of the Board at the World Bank Group represents the constituency in meetings at the World Bank Group and engages in direct consultations and negotiations on behalf of the countries, all while working to promote and achieve the World Bank Group’s twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Dean of the Board of Executive Directors:

Our Executive Director is the Dean of the Board of Executive Directors.  The Dean of the Board of Executive Directors is by practice the longest serving, full-time Executive Director. 

The responsibilities of the Dean include the negotiation of the terms and conditions of the contract of the President along with the Co-Dean. In addition, the Corporate Secretary consults with the Dean during the process of informal consultations to select members of the Board Ethics and Standing Board Committees.

The Dean also chairs the meetings of the Steering Committee, which is the meeting of Executive Directors with Senior Management to set the Board’s work program and organizes meetings for Executive Directors among themselves or with Management, the UN or other high level experts to exchange views informally. The Dean and Co-Dean of the Board also coordinate with the Dean of the Fund’s Board on matters of mutual interest such as the Annual Meetings, the remuneration of the heads of the two institutions, and corporate governance issues.


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