Jesko Hentschel is the World Bank Director for the Maghreb and Malta. Mr. Hentschel joined the Bank in 1992 and has since held several positions the Latin America, Caribbean, Africa and Europe and Central Asia Regions, specializing in poverty reduction and human development issues, as well as pubic finance. He was one of the principal authors of the World Development Report 2013 that focused on jobs and also served as Sector Director for Human development in South Asia. Mr. Hentschel’ s most recent assignment was Country Director for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
A German national, Mr. Hentschel is an economist and a PhD in International Trade, Development and Econometrics from the University of Konstanz (Germany). He also holds a Master’s in science policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics (UK) and a Master’s in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). Mr. Hentschel has lived in Argentina, Turkey and Madagascar, and speaks English, Spanish, French and German.