New World Bank rep for Jamaica, Guyana
He also has have programme responsibilities for Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
WASHINGTON, United States, Thursday March 17, 2011 – Italian Giorgio Valentini has been appointed as the new World Bank representative for Jamaica and Guyana.
He has left Guyana where he was based as the Country Representative for that country, to take up his new position in Kingston, with programme responsibilities for Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
Valentini replaces Badrul Haque, who has been appointed Senior Country Officer in the World Banks Caribbean Unit in Washington, DC.
“In his new role, Giorgio will continue to strengthen relationships between the Bank and partner countries, while ensuring the overall quality of Bank’s financial and analytical services,” said World Bank Director for the Caribbean Françoise Clottes, who announced Valentini’s appointment yesterday.
Valentini has over 20 years of experience in international development and the private sector. He joined the World Bank in 2002, where he has since worked in the Latin America and Africa regions on state modernization, health care, judicial reform, public-private partnerships, social protection and fiscal administration.
Before joining the Bank, he worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton on business development for the private sector and on the reform of the Social Security Administration in the United States.
In a statement issued by the Washington-based financial institution, Valentini said the World Bank is committed to continue supporting the Caribbean as the region makes improvements in economic growth and social development in the wake of the global financial crisis, which has proved particularly challenging to them.
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