Cecile Fruman is Director in the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank Group. She was appointed in July 2014 and oversees the delivery of solutions to Bank Group clients across the world. During her tenure at the World Bank Group, Cecile has been Manager of the Knowledge and Solutions Change Team, the World Bank Change Team and the International Finance Corporation’s Change Management Office. In that capacity, she led the design and establishment of the World Bank Group’s Global Practices and Cross-Cutting Solution Areas.
Prior to this, Cecile was the Manager of the Private Participation in Infrastructure and Social Sectors Service Line of the World Bank Group Investment Climate Global Practice. As such, she oversaw advisory programs that promote a better investment climate in specific sectors, namely health, education, and infrastructure (with a focus on renewable energy) and incubation of investment climate activities in new areas such as green growth and competition.
A French national, Cecile started her career in microfinance and SME development, spending four years in Mali managing a rural microfinance institution and several years working on a World Bank global research program (Sustainable Banking with the Poor).
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