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KERF Michel

Country Director, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, East Asia and Pacific, The World Bank

Michel Kerf is the World Bank’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea & Pacific Islands, based in Sydney. He oversees a program that includes approximately USD300m in annual financing for the Bank’s 13 Pacific Island member countries and implementation support for a portfolio of about USD1.3 billion. Before assuming his present position, Mr. Kerf was a Transport Practice Manager for East Asia and Pacific Region. He joined the World Bank in 1993. His previous positions at the World Bank included those of Sector Manager, Sustainable Development, for Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Pacific Island Countries, Sector Leader for Sustainable Development in Peru and in Argentina, Infrastructure Policy Advisor in the Sustainable Development Department of the East Asia and Pacific Region; and Senior Private Sector Development Specialist in the Private Sector Development and Finance Department of the Middle East and North Africa Region.

Mr. Kerf graduated in Law from the University of Liège, Belgium, and obtained a Master Degree of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics. He has taught, as Visiting Professor, at the universities of Liège and at the College of Europe in Bruges. Mr. Kerf is the author of several publications on subjects related to concessions, privatization, and competitiveness of infrastructure service provision.

Michel Kerf will speak in the session ” Infrastructure“.

Download his presentation here.

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