Helene Carlsson Rex is the World Bank Kenya Program Leader for Sustainable Development. She coordinates the Bank’s engagements on transport, urban and rural development, water, climate change, safeguards and, energy and extractives. She joined the Bank in 2001 and has managed multi-disciplinary investment projects, regional and country-specific analytical products, reimbursable advisory services, and complex client relations. Prior to joining the Kenya country office, Helene worked in East Asia and the Pacific region, and covered a broad array of countries, including Laos, Cambodia, Mongolia, Malaysia, and China.
Her areas of technical expertise include social development and safeguards; local governance and community driven development; gender and youth; livelihood restoration and rural development; and inclusive cities. A Swedish national, Helene holds a Master of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.