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Vice President, East Asia and Pacific region at the World Bank
Victoria Kwakwa is the World Bank’s vice president for the East Asia and Pacific, overseeing a portfolio of more than $32 billion in loans, grants, credits, and trust funds across 23 countries. Ms. Kwakwa leads the World Bank’s strategy in East Asia Pacific which focuses on: inclusion and empowerment; jobs and private sector-led growth, governance and institutions, infrastructure and urbanization, climate change and disaster risk management, as well as the cross-cutting themes of gender, fragility and conflict, and poverty analytics.
Southeast Asia’s digital transformation is underway but the region still faces barriers to growing its digital economy.