World Bank appoints Ivailo Izvorski as chief economist for Europe and Central Asia

The World Bank has named Ivailo Izvorski as chief economist for its Europe and Central Asia regional division.

He started work in the role on Dec. 1 and will provide overall direction to economists working on development issues including climate, trade, poverty and governance. 

Izvorski was previously practice manager for global macro and debt analytics within the World Bank’s macroeconomics, trade and investment global practice. 

He has worked on countries in Europe, Central Asia, East Asia, the Pacific and Africa for the World Bank, the Institute of International Finance and the International Monetary Fund. Izvorski holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

Earlier this year in October, the World Bank promoted S Anukriti and Sandra Rozo to senior economists within its development research group.

Meanwhile, in July the institution appointed Indermit Gill as chief economist and senior vice president for development economics.