Victoria Kwakwa

Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank

Victoria Kwakwa is the World Bank’s Vice President for East Asia Pacific. Previously she was the World Bank Country Director for Vietnam. Victoria joined the World Bank as a young professional in 1989. Her work at the World Bank has included a focus on economic policy issues across a range of countries in Africa and East Asia. Key areas of her work include competitiveness and growth issues, public expenditure management, fiscal decentralization and economic governance. Ms. Kwakwa was a member of the core team for the 2000/2001 World Development Report on Poverty. She has worked in Washington as well as in field assignments in Nigeria, Rwanda and Vietnam. Ms. Kwakwa holds a PhD in economics from Queens University in Canada.