Hadi Abushakra has recently retired from the World Bank. A lawyer by training, he worked for 26 years at the World Bank and held a number of leadership positions. Prior to that, he was a practicing attorney in New York City.

Hadi holds a J.D. in French law (Lyon University, France) a J.D. in Lebanese Law (St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon) and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He and his wife, Kathy Stuart, have a 24-year-old daughter. He enjoys running, reading (politics and history), travel and the cinematic arts.