WARSAW, September 1, 2014 — On August 1, 2014, Ms. Marina Wes was appointed World Bank Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic Countries. Ms. Wes will be based in Warsaw.
Prior to coming to Poland, Ms. Wes was Lead Economist for Turkey, based in Ankara and has worked with the World Bank group since 2000 - when she joined the Europe and Central Asia region. Before coming to the World Bank, Ms. Wes worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the University of Amsterdam, where she was an Assistant Professor.
Ms. Wes graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and received 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.
“I am very excited to be taking over the new role of Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic Countries, - said Marina Wes upon her arrival to Warsaw. “Poland is a very important client for the World Bank with an impressive track record of excellent cooperation with the Bank, fostering a unique, two-way knowledge partnership in which we not only share our expertise, but also learn from a country that has done so well in many areas. My priorities for the country program for Poland focus on supporting the Government’s shared prosperity agenda and helping foster sustainable income growth, including for the 40 percent of the population with the lowest incomes. Our work will continue to include activities that improve competitiveness, equity and inclusion, and sustainability.”
Ms Wes replaces Mr Xavier Devictor, who is moving to Washington, D.C. to work at World Bank headquarters.