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Victoria Kwakwa, World Bank Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa

Dr. Victoria Kwakwa is World Bank Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa. Before her appointment on July 1, 2022, Dr. Kwakwa served as the Vice President for Corporate Strategic Initiatives, working closely with the World Bank Managing Director of Operations and other operational and corporate units on high-priority initiatives to enhance operational delivery and impact. She also served as the Vice President for East Asia Pacific from April 2016 to August 2021, where she led the Bank’s engagement with 23 diverse clients ranging from countries on the cusp of high-income, established middle income, to lower-middle-income countries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics from the University of Ghana, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.

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