Ellen Goldstein was the World Bank’s Country Director for the Western Balkans, which includes Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.

Previously, as World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Nepal, she led the policy dialogue with government and stakeholders and collaborated with development partners to promote greater aid effectiveness.

Throughout her career, Ms. Goldstein specialized in managing for results. She was the founding manager of the World Bank’s Results Secretariat and Director of Quality Assurance and Results at the African Development Bank.

Ms. Goldstein joined the World Bank as a macroeconomist in 1985. Through her career, she worked in West and Southern Africa, South Asia, and Central Europe as a macroeconomist and human development specialist and as Country Manager in Burkina Faso and FYR Macedonia.

Ms. Goldstein holds Master’s degrees in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and in Public Affairs from Princeton University.