16. Ms. Anjali Kumar
Lead Financial Economist, Finance Cluster, Latin America Region, World Bank
Ms. Anjali Kumar is currently Lead Financial Economist in the Latin America Region of the World Bank, where she has worked for three years, largely on the financial sectors of Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, on a broad range of financial sector issues. Formerly, Anjali was cluster leader of capital market / non-bank activities for the World Bank's East Asia Finance and Private Sector Development Unit. Her emphasis was on China's financial sector and especially, its capital markets and non-bank financial institutions. Her prior Bank experience also includes work on Vietnam, Poland, Turkey, Algeria and Morocco, Bangladesh and Mauritius.
Anjali has undertaken a broad range of both lending operations and economic and analytical work in the financial sector during her period at the World Bank. She has managed and contributed to major financial sector adjustment loans in Brazil and Argentina, and technical assistance, loans for accounting reforms and loans for simultaneous enterprise and banking sector restructuring in these and other countries.
Her publications incude three books, discussion papers, special studies, reviews and journal articles. Anjali also serves as a referee for various professional journals. On financial sector issues her publications include a book on China's Emerging Capital Markets, published by the Financial Times press; two World Bank discussion papers on non-bank financial institutions and a discussion paper on infrastructure financing options. Anjali also prepared a volume on China's bond markets for a World Bank series of publications on East Asia's Bond Markets. Anjali also has previous experience on state owned enterprise reform and is the author of a book on state holding companies (Macmillans, UK).
Anjali holds a Ph. D and M.Phil from Cambridge University, U.K. and an M.A.
(Economics) from the Delhi School of Economics.
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