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Meet the Africa Trade Team

paul brentonPaul Brenton is the Trade Practice Leader in the Africa Region of the World Bank and is co-editor of the recently released book De-Fragmenting Africa: Deepening Regional Trade Integration in Goods and Services. Paul joined the Bank in 2002, having been Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Trade Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Before that he lectured in economics at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia.
Email: pbrenton@worldbank.org

 

nora dihel

Nora Dihel is Senior Trade Economist in the Africa Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the World Bank. The main focus of her current work is on trade in services and regional integration. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2008, Nora worked in the Chief Economist Unit of the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission and the OECD Trade Directorate. She has published work on the economic impact of services trade policies, regional integration and South-South linkages. Nora has a doctorate degree in economics from the Helmut Schmidt University, Germany.
Email: ndihel@worldbank.org

 

english

Phil English is Lead Economist in the Africa Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the World Bank. He is currently based in Dakar, Senegal. He has worked extensively on trade policy issues in Africa, first with WBI and then as trade coordinator for West Africa.  He has been responsible for the preparation of 7 Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies in West Africa, and is very familiar with the Enhanced Integrated Framework.  Recently he completed a study on trade and growth in Côte d'Ivoire.  He is now the lead economist for Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Cape Verde and The Gambia.
Email: penglish@worldbank.org 

geiger

Michael Geiger is Economist in the Africa Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the World Bank. The main focus of his current work is on Sudan and Ethiopia, where he combines country economist and trade work. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2009, Michael worked for the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, first for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and then the International Trade Center (ITC). 
Email: mgeiger@worldbank.org

 

 

hoppe

Mombert Hoppe is an Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the World Bank, focusing on collaborative projects with other Geneva-based organisations in the area of trade. Prior to joining the World Bank he worked as Economist and advisor at the Ghanaian Ministry of Trade and Industry in Accra. In addition, he focuses on policy dialogue and economic analysis in the area of international trade, particularly in West and Central Africa. He holds an advanced degree in European Economics from the Institute of European Studies in Brussels, and a master's degrees in International Economics from Maastricht University.
Email: mhoppe@worldbank.org

gozde isikGözde Isik is an Economist (consultant) in the Africa Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit and co-editor of the recently released book De-Fragmenting Africa: Deepening Regional Trade Integration in Goods and Services. Since joining the Bank in 2005, she has worked in various positions in the Africa region. She holds a Master's in International Economics from the North Carolina State University.
Email: gisik@worldbank.org


 

mele

Gianluca Mele is an Economist in the Africa Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit . His main areas of expertise are international trade and foreign direct investments (FDI) analysis and policy issues. Prior to joining the World Bank he served at UNCTAD and the International Trade Centre in Geneva, as well as a Humanitarian Officer for NGOs working in the field of social planning, capacity-building and safety net provision in poor areas of Central America. He studied at LUISS University in Rome and at Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Strasbourg and holds a BA in Political Sciences and a MA in International Relations with Economics majors.
Email: gmele@worldbank.org

shiho nagaki

Shiho Nagaki is an Economist in the Africa Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the World Bank.
Email: snagaki@worldbank.org

 

 


 

barbara rippel

Barbara Rippel is a Senior Trade Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the Africa region. The focus of her work is to support PREM staff in developing, implementing and monitoring trade facilitation projects. Before working for the World Bank she worked for the German Development Corporation (GTZ) in Kabul, Afghanistan as a Trade Advisor to the Minister of Commerce and Industry. She previously worked for DevTech Systems providing analytical support to the US Agency for International Development’s Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade Bureau.
Email: brippel@worldbank.org

 

schuler

Philip Schuler is a Senior Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the Africa region. He is currently based in Windhoek, Namibia.
Email: pschuler@worldbank.org

 

 

 


Last updated: 2011-09-06




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