World Bank Names Keith Hansen Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda

World Bank Names Keith Hansen Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda

Mr. Keith Hansen : PHOTO I Courtesy

Mr. Keith Hansen is the new World Bank Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda effective September 8, 2020. He will be based in Nairobi.

He takes over from Carlos Felipe Jaramillo who was appointed as the Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean region.

He is is a senior adviser for the World Bank. 

He was previously the Vice President for Human Development, overseeing the Global Practices for education; health, nutrition, and population; and social protection and labor.

Mr. Hansen also served as acting vice president for the World Bank’s Human Development Network. He was the human development director for Latin America and the Caribbean, responsible for the Bank’s activities in education; health, nutrition, and population; and social safety nets in the region. 

Previously, in his role as head of the AIDS Campaign Team for Africa, Mr. Hansen spearheaded the Bank’s renewed approach to the epidemic.

He holds a master of public affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, a law degree from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University.