Mrs. Iva Hamel is the World Bank’s Resident Representative in UAE and leads the World Bank’s country engagement strategy in UAE. Prior to this post, she was a Senior Private Sector Specialist, leading business environment reform programs in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and South Asia.
She was also the global lead for the Women’s Economic Empowerment Advisory Program. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked as a management consultant in Cambridge, MA, USA. She holds an MA in International Finance and Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in Economics from Colby College, USA.