Edward Olowo-Okere is currently the Director of the World Bank Group’s Governance Global Practice responsible for Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and Europe and Central Asia. Also, he is the Head of the Bank’s Financial Management Family. Edward had previously held the following positions at the World Bank: Senior Advisor, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Vice-Presidency Unit; Chief Strategy Officer, Governance Global Practice; Director of Operations Services, Africa Region; and Regional Manager for Financial Management, Africa Region. His experience in development work includes preparation of sectoral and regional strategy, operational policy reforms, knowledge management, and operations quality and portfolio management. Prior to joining the Bank in 1998, Edward worked in Great Britain, New Zealand, and Nigeria. He holds a Ph.D. in Management with specialization in Change Management and Public Financial Management from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).