Firas Raad is the World Bank Country Manager for South Sudan. He has extensive experience as a development and health policy professional with the World Bank Group, the United Nations, and the Jordanian government over the past 27 years. In previous positions, he served as World Bank Country Manager for Malaysia, World Bank Country Manager for Kuwait, Head of Mission for the Office of the Quartet Representative in East Jerusalem (while on secondment from the World Bank), and World Bank Human Development Coordinator for the Gulf Corporation Council countries and Senior Health Specialist.
Raad has a Doctorate in International Health Policy and Economics from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Master’s Degree in International Relations (with a focus on Middle Eastern Studies) from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He is Jordanian national and speaks Arabic and English.