The World Bank has appointed an Indonesian Catholic woman as director of development policy and partnerships, according to a report from UCANews.org.
From 1 March, Maria Elka Pangestu, an economist and former Indonesian cabinet minister, will take on the task of overseeing the World Bank’s Global Practice Groups and, in addition to the duties of others, overseeing the World Bank’s research and data group .
“Her experience as a senior minister, her globally recognized credentials as an economist and researcher, along with her extensive leadership experience and involvement in key international forums on key development issues, will greatly benefit our urgent work at the World Bank Group for broad support. growth and poverty reduction, “said David Malpass, president of the World Bank Group, in a statement.
Before serving in the Indonesian government, Mari was known for her work in academia. She is a professor of international economics at the University of Indonesia and a senior fellow at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.