With over sixteen years of experience in the World Bank, Ms. Sirtaine has held various positions in the Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and Europe and Central Asia regions; the Corporate Secretariat, and Operations, Policy and Country Services (OPCS). During this period, she gained extensive experience in Bank Operations and led the Bank’s banking sector crisis response in several EU countries during the 2008-09 global financial crisis.  Her most recent post was Country Director for Caribbean countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region.

In her current position as Director, Strategy and Operations at IEG, Ms. Sirtaine is responsible for (i) taking the lead in developing the new leadership team, (ii) shaping IEG’s strategic priorities (including updating the results framework,  the strategic engagement areas forward, and drafting the work program), and (iii) giving strategic direction to resource management issues (including staffing and budget).

A national of Belgium, Ms. Sirtaine worked in London in investment banking at JP Morgan and as an infrastructure economist for Halcrow Fox and Associates prior to joining the World Bank.