Sislen appointed as World Bank country director for Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka

Published On: June 17, 2024 07:08 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 17: The World Bank has appointed David Sislen as the Country Director for Nepal, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Sislen will execute his responsibilities as the country director for the Maldives and Sri Lanka from the sub-regional office of the World Bank in Kathmandu.

At a reception event organized on his arrival, Finance Minister Barsha Man Pun wished him a pleasant tenure. Also, he expressed his confidence that Sislen's tenure would be successful in the continuation of the efforts started during the term of the outgoing country director Faris Hadad-Zervos and for further cooperation as well.

Finance Minister Pun said that he was happy to welcome Sislen on the eve of the World Bank Group's International Development Organization (IDA-21) meeting in Nepal starting from Tuesday. He mentioned that the relationship between Nepal and the World Bank reached new heights during the tenure of the outgoing Country Director Faris.

Prior to this position, Sislen was the Practice Manager for Urban and Disaster Risk Management for Europe and Central Asia at the World Bank.

He holds Master’s degrees in Economics and Geography from Johns Hopkins University and Macalester College (USA) and has worked extensively on issues of infrastructure, urban development, and decentralized service delivery in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and East Asia and the Pacific.



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