Anna Akhalkatsi is the World Bank Country Manager for Moldova based in Chisinau. She oversees the World Bank’s program in the country and leads policy dialogue with government counterparts, civil society and other partners.
Akhalkatsi first joined the World Bank in 1999 as an economist in Tbilisi, Georgia. She then became the country representative for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Georgia before moving to Washington DC where she worked on strategy, small business finance and firm capability, value chains and agribusiness issues. Her most recent assignment was the Regional Lead for IFC’s Cross-Cutting Advisory in the region of Latin America and Carribean.
Before joining the World Bank Group, Akhalkatsi worked at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the Parliament of Georgia, and did private sector consulting. She is an alumni of the Central Eurasia Leadership Academy and IFC's Global Business Leadership Program.
Akhalkatsi has co-authored a number of IFC publications on a range of private sector development issues. She holds an MA in Economic Policy Management from the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France, and in Human Geography from the Tbilisi State University, Georgia. She is a graduate of the Joint Vienna Institute, Austria.