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Merza Hasan

Dean of the Board of Executive Directors, World Bank Group

Merza Hasan, a Kuwaiti national, was elected in 2006 to represent thirteen countries as Executive Director to the World Bank Group. Additionally, in 2012, Mr. Hasan became the Dean of the Board of Executive Directors. As an Executive Director, Mr. Hasan has a dual responsibility, as he represents the interests and concerns of his constituency to the Boards and the Bank’s management, as well as the interests and concerns of the Bank to the group of countries that elected him. In his role, Mr. Hasan considers and decides on the proposals made by the President on: IBRD loans and guarantees, IDA credits and grants, IFC investments, MIGA guarantees; and decides on policies that impact the World Bank's general operations. Mr. Hasan holds a Ph.D in Management Science from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, U.K. Mr. Hasan had a diverse career prior to assuming his position at the World Bank.

He was the Undersecretary of the Industrial Sector in Kuwait, and held various positions at the University of Kuwait and the Embassy of Kuwait in the United States, as well as the private sector. Mr. Hasan was also a Board Member of several institutions.