Léa Hakim is Senior Economist in the World Bank's Global Macro and Debt Analytics team and Program Manager of the Debt Management Facility, a multi-donor trust fund that provides advisory on debt management, debt transparency and related issues to 86 developing countries. She has over 15 years of international experience in economic policy issues including macroeconomic monitoring and policy-advice, debt management reform, capital market issuance (> $23 bn), climate change finance, and access to information.
Before joining the World Bank in 2014 as Country Economist for Jordan, Ms. Hakim was Senior Economic Officer at the Lebanese Ministry of Finance, providing economic and fiscal policy advice to Ministers of Finance and technical assistance and capacity building at the ministry as part of a UNDP project. During this time she also led Eurobond issuances for Lebanon and worked on debt management reforms while serving as instructor at the American University of Beirut’s Economics Department. Ms. Hakim holds an M.A. in International and Development Economics from Yale University, is a Fulbright scholar and passionate about public policy, sustainable development and the performing arts.