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Karen Mathiasen

Senior Advisor in the Office of the US Executive Director, World Bank Group

Karen Mathiasen is a Senior Advisor in the Office of the US Executive Director. Prior to this position, she served as the Acting Executive Director in the same office.

Karen was a Commissioner on The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

Karen has also held several positions at the US Treasury Department, including Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Debt and Development Policy (2012-2015), Director, Office of Multilateral Development Banks (2008-2012), Director, Office of the Middle East and North Africa (2005-2008), Senior Economist, Iraq Financial Task Force (2002-2003), Director, Office of Central and Southeastern Europe (2000-2002) and Director, Office of Middle East, Central and South Asia (1997-1997).

She holds a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Smith College.