Gender Global Director
World Bank Group’s Global Director for Gender, Hana Brixi leads a global effort to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. In her career, she has contributed to advances in human development, public finance, and governance. As Manager of Human Capital Project, she led a global effort to protect and invest in people with an emphasis on girls and women empowerment. Prior to this, she held managerial and leadership positions in Social Protection & Jobs and Governance Global Practices and in Middle East & North Africa, East Asia & Pacific, and Europe & Central Asia regions. Based in China during 2001-10, she also served as World Health Organization’s Manager and UNICEF Chief in China.