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Employing Workers

Meet the Team


Dorina Georgieva

Dorina Georgieva joined the World Bank in January 2013. She currently leads the Employing Workers project. Her work focuses on business regulations, international trade and jobs. She holds a Master's degree in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins University. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She has attended programs on international development in cooperation in India, China and Russia; as well on entrepreneurship, business and governance in Babson College, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and Harvard University. Before joining the World Bank Group, Ms. Georgieva worked for the United Nations Development Program in Istanbul, the Institute of International Studies in New York, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Shanghai. She speaks Bulgarian, Russian and French and is conversant in Chinese and Turkish.


Liliya Bulgakova

Liliya Bulgakova joined the World Bank Group in April 2018 and currently works on the Employing Workers project. Prior to joining the World Bank, Ms. Bulgakova worked for international law firms in Washington, DC, where she specialized on corporate governance and compliance investigations. Earlier in her career, Ms. Bulgakova worked as an attorney in government contracting and project financing. Ms. Bulgakova holds a Masters of Laws (LL.M) in International Legal Studies from American University Washington College of Law and a J.D. from Bashkir State University (Russia). She is a member of the New York and the District of Columbia Bar. She speaks Russian and conversant in French.


Israel Fierro

Israel Fierro joined the World Bank in May 2020 and currently works on the Employing Workers project. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Fierro served as an Economist at the Ministry of Finance of Chile, supporting Chile’s representation with international organizations, and participating in the negotiation of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in Latin America and East Asia. During his time in the public sector, he was designated as an Advisor for the Latin-American constituency at the Green Climate Fund of the United Nations and a senior official for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC). Mr. Fierro holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he concentrated on International Finance and Economic Policy. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Chile. Israel’s topics of interest are development economics, emerging markets and financial integration. He speaks English and Spanish.