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Nathan Belete

Nathan Belete is the World Bank Country Director for Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Mr. Belete is an Ethiopian national and a development professional with over 25 years of work experience across Africa, East Asia, and South Asia. He was previously the World Bank’s Country Director for Cabo Verde, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, and Senegal, based in Dakar. Before joining the World Bank in 2000, he held various positions in Washington and throughout Africa with World Vision and UNICEF.

Prior to Mr. Belete’s country director assignments, he managed the World Bank’s Food and Agriculture Global Practice in the East Asia and Pacific Region, based in Vietnam, from 2014 to 2019. Prior to that, he was the Sector Manager for the World Bank's Sustainable Development Department in Indonesia. His career at the World Bank has included assignments in the World Bank’s country offices in Nairobi, New Delhi, and Beijing with responsibilities for investments and technical assistance activities in agriculture and rural development, among others.