The World Bank’s New Caribbean Chief


The World Bank has appointed Tahseen Sayed Khan as its new Country Director for the Caribbean.

She will be responsible for maintaining a “solid partnership” with the countries to address their development and financial challenges, the organization said in a statement.

“It is an honor for me to be working in the Caribbean,” Khan said in a statement. “I look forward to deepening our engagement with governments, development partners, civil society, and the private sector, to boost inclusive growth and reduce poverty in the Caribbean.”

Sayed Khan, a Pakistani national, previously served as Country Manager for Albania in the Europe and Central Asia region.

She joined the Bank in 1997 as a social sector specialist in South Asia and has since held various positions, including as Lead Education Specialist, Operations Adviser, and Country Manager for Nepal.

She holds a Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy specializing in Development Studies from the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

— Dana Niland, CJ Contributor