Mara K. Warwick, an Australian national, is the World Bank Country Director for Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Trained as an environmental engineer, Ms. Warwick has over 20 years of development experience in China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey and Mongolia, with her most recent assignment as Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand in the East Asia and Pacific region. Ms. Warwick has expertise in flood management, urban development, urban environmental services and disaster risk management.
The Tanzania portfolio she manages has a total of 26 projects, with 19 of them national and seven regionals. The total committed financing amounts to $5.03b (national: $4.09 and regional: $0.94b). She leads the World Bank analytics and advisory services for Tanzania – including technical assistance – to support poverty reduction and promote shared prosperity.
Prior to joining the Bank in 2003, Warwick worked as an engineer in the private sector. Warwick received her B.E. in Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia and her M.S. and Ph. D. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in the US. In her free time, Ms. Warwick pursues her passion for textile arts, especially those unique to the countries in which she lives and works.