Abdulaziz Al Mulla, a national of Kuwait, serves as the World Bank Group (WBG) Executive Director representing Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, and Republic of Yemen since January 2024.
Mr. Al Mulla is a Senior Executive leader with over three decades of experience, recognized for a reputation of excellence and strategic vision, while building consensus with a variety of stakeholders.
Most recently before his appointment to the World Bank Group Board, Mr. Al Mulla established and led the Debt Management Department at the Ministry of Finance in the State of Kuwait, where he issued and managed Kuwait’s sovereign debt in local and international markets. Prior to that, in his role as Head of Debt Capital Markets and Treasury Divisions/Deputy Head of Global Markets Group, Mr. Al Mulla was instrumental in the asset growth and improved rating, performance, and human resource management of Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), an investment company equally owned by the Governments of the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Earlier, he was also a Manager in the Kuwait Foreign Trading Contracting and Investment Company (KFTCIC). Throughout his career, Mr. Al Mulla has held various roles as a Member in Boards, Committees, and Working Groups related to economics, finance, and governance.
Mr. Al Mulla is a graduate of Kuwait University.