Baher El-Hifnawi is the Program Leader for the World Bank’s Infrastructure and Sustainable Development programs in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Prior to holding this position, he was a Lead Transport Economist and Global Lead for Development Corridors and Regional Integration in the Transport Global Practice of the World Bank Group.
Mr. El-Hifnawi has over 25 years of experience in economic development and transport. Since joining the World Bank in 2003, he has led projects and analytical activities in roads, railways, waterways, logistics, multimodal transport, trade facilitation, public private partnerships and transport policy.
At the Bank, he has worked extensively on East and Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Before joining the Bank, Mr. El-Hifnawi held a number of positions in the private sector and academia including Co-Director of the Program on Investment Appraisal and Management at the Harvard Institute for International Development, Partner in Corporate Finance at KPMG Egypt and Senior Advisor at the Egyptian Stock Exchange.
He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cairo University, an MPA and Ph. D in Urban Planning (Transport Economics) from Harvard University. He is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.