Tahseen Sayed to Head World Bank in 14 Countries
Washington, DC: Pakistani national Tahseen Sayed has been appointed as World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean, in the Latin American and Caribbean Region.
Tahseen will be responsible for the sovereign nations comprising the West Indies, plus Belize, in Central America, and Guyana and Suriname on mainland South America.
In her most recent assignment, Tahseen was Country Manager for Albania, in Europe. Her 20-year World Bank tenure also has included serving as Country Manager for Nepal and, before that, acting Country Director, Bangladesh.
Tahseen was the first female Pakistani who received Master’s in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the prestigious Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.
Tahseen was selected through an extremely competitive World Bank-wide selection process. Significantly for Pakistan, Tahseen Sayed shall be the highest-ranking Pakistani in the World Bank, being the sole Director-level person.