Annette Dixon is the World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region. She has been in the position since December 15, 2014.
In managing the World Bank’s engagement in South Asia to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity, Annette leads relations with eight countries including India, the institution’s biggest client. She oversees lending operations and Trust-Funded projects worth more than $10 billion a year.
Before joining the region, Annette was Director, Strategic Planning in the Budget, Performance Review and Strategic Planning Vice Presidency. Her career at the World Bank has included senior positions that have given her broad and deep experience with sectors, countries and management issues within the World Bank Group.
A citizen of New Zealand, Annette joined the Bank in 1999 as a Sector Manager in Human Development in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region. She has since held various leadership positions, including Sector Director of Human Development and Strategy and Operations Director in ECA. From 2008 to