Emanuel Salinas is the World Bank Country Manager for Albania. Prior to his current position, Mr. Salinas was the Country Manager for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro.
Previously, Mr. Salinas oversaw the World Bank’s programs and teams covering macroeconomics and fiscal management, financial sector development, governance, poverty reduction, trade and competitiveness in Sri Lanka and Maldives, and before that, Mr. Salinas led the World Bank's portfolio of financial and private sector development projects across Central Asia, based in Kazakhstan.
Mr. Salinas joined the World Bank in 2005 as a Young Professional and subsequently became a Financial Economist leading projects on access to finance, financial stability, investment climate, financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, trade, innovation and business environment reform in more than 15 countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He was subsequently a Senior Investment Officer at the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency.
Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Salinas had more than ten years of experience in the private sector. Most recently, he worked with Standard & Poor's, where he was European Head of Structured Finance Surveillance, managing a portfolio of USD 150 billion of global securities. Previously, he was Associate Director of Risk Management Advisory Services for banks in Scandinavia and Southern Europe; European Manager of Quantitative Analytics; and Lead Analyst of Financial Institutions for Latin America. He started his career as financial analyst at Mercedes Benz Financial Services and Procter & Gamble.
Mr. Salinas has a Master's degree in Management and Economic Development from London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master's degree in International Banking and Finance and a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and executive education from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern in Switzerland.