Marina Wes is the World Bank’s Country Director for the European Union, based in Brussels. Prior to this assignment, she was the Country Director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti. Ms. Wes has also served as the World Bank Country Director for West Bank and Gaza, the Country Manager for Poland, and the Lead Economist for Türkiye.
Ms. Wes joined the World Bank in 2000 as an Economist in the Europe and Central Asia, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit. She has since worked across a range of issues in important emerging markets, including India, Pakistan, Poland, and Türkiye. Before joining the World Bank, Ms. Wes worked as a principal economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and at the University of Amsterdam as Assistant Professor in International Finance.
Ms. Wes holds a doctorate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics. In addition to her work on macroeconomic and growth issues, she has also published a number of articles on Public Finances, Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment.
Ms. Wes, a Dutch national, is married and has two children.