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Gallina A. Vincelette

Gallina A. Vincelette is the Director for Operations Policy in the Operations Policy and Country Services Vice Presidency at the World Bank in Washington, DC. In her current role, she oversees the Bank’s policies on operations and country engagement and supports the management of risks in operations. She works across all regions on the programming, coordination, and delivery of the Bank’s financing, advisory services and analytics.

A Bulgarian and US national, she has over 20 years of professional experience in development, economics, finance, and policy. Before assuming her current position, Ms. Vincelette was the World Bank’s Director for the European Union (EU), responsible for guiding the Bank’s operational and knowledge engagement with client countries and the EU institutions. Previously, Ms. Vincelette was Practice Manager for Macroeconomics, Trade, & Investment in the Europe and Central Asia region, leading the Bank’s analytical work and lending on macroeconomic and economic policy issues in the Western Balkans, the EU, and Eastern Europe.

Ms. Vincelette joined the World Bank in 2005 as a Young Professional. Since then, she has worked on economic development issues in a range of low-, middle- and high-income countries around the world. Her professional interests relate to the topics of economic growth, debt, fiscal policy, and macroeconomic vulnerabilities. She has published multiple works on these topics in international peer-reviewed journals and co-authored books on economic development and transition economics. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Vincelette conducted research in academic institutions in Europe and the US.