Nathan Belete


Nathan Belete is the World Bank Country Director for Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, Cabo Verde and Guinea Bissau.

Belete, an Ethiopian national, joined the World Bank in 2000 as a Young Professional and has since held various positions including as an agricultural specialist for the World Bank in China and India, and thereafter as a sector leader for Sustainable Development in East Africa, sector manager for Sustainable Development in Indonesia, and Practice Manager of the Agriculture Global Practice for the East Asia and Pacific Region.

Before joining the World Bank in 2000, he held various positions in Washington and throughout Africa with World Vision and UNICEF.