Han Fraeters is the World Bank Country Manager for the Central African Republic and is based in Bangui. A Belgian national, Han Fraeters joined the World Bank Group in 2003. Prior to this position, he was responsible for the World Bank’s Advisory Services and Analytics business line in the Operations Policy and Country Services Vice Presidency in Washington. He also managed the accreditation and training program for World Bank Task Team Leaders. He led the South-South Cooperation agenda at the World Bank Institute, where he worked closely with the United Nations, the G20, and the OECD to develop financing methodologies and mechanisms that enable the World Bank to facilitate knowledge and experience sharing among developing countries.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Han Fraeters was a digital transformation specialist in the education sector in Europe. He worked closely with governments and public and private education operators in many European countries to implement the European Commission’s digitization and cooperation policies. Han Fraeters holds an MA in Philology and in Media and Information Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven.