Laura Bailey, World Bank’s Country Manager for Armenia, has completed her three-year activity in Armenia.
Sylvie Bossoutrot is the new Country Manager of the World Bank for Armenia as of September 1, 2017.
Since joining the Bank in 1998, Ms. Bossoutrot has held several positions and managed various operations in the Europe and Central Asia region in support of private sector and financial sector development, served as Country Sector Coordinator for Central Asia, and as Program Leader in Russia prior to this appointment.
Ms. Bossoutrot led the World Bank’s high-profile investment climate engagement in Russia starting 2012 and, as multi-sectoral Program Leader, supported the Bank’s engagement and dialogue with the Russian authorities in areas ranging from education, health, social protection to transport and agriculture.
Before joining the World Bank, Ms. Bossoutrot worked in the private sector for US based international management and consulting companies specialized in development issues in transition economies.
Ms. Bossoutrot, a French national, holds an M.A in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of the French Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences-Po Paris).