Director, World Development Report 2019 - World Bank Group
Simeon Djankov, a Bulgarian national, was recently appointed to lead the Development Economics group as Director, Development Policy in DEC. Prior to this he was Senior Director in the Office of the Chief Economist (DECCE); Executive Director, Financial Markets Group, at the London School of Economics; and he also served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Republic of Bulgaria for 2009 to 2013; and as Chairman of the Board, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2013-2014. Early in his career, he joined the World Bank Group as a Young Professional in 1997 and held other positions including founding the Doing Business project. Mr. Djankov holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.