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Dr. Pirouz Hamidian-Rad

He has over 35 years experience in economics and finance, management and team building, accounting and auditing, international relations and international negotiation. During 15 years with the World Bank (1983-1998), Dr. Hamidian-Rad worked extensively on the design, formulation, negotiation, and implementation of economic, financial, and technical assistance programs and projects as well as on medium-term development strategies and aid mobilization.

Dr. Hamidian-Rad has led numerous missions to client countries and conducted sensitive negotiations for the design and implementation of the World Bank-funded operations. These projects have involved extensive experience in dealing with heads of governments, senior cabinet ministers, public service officials, and community stakeholders including unions, university students, the NGOs, and the private sector. During his tenure at the World Bank and as a private consultant, Dr. Hamidian-Rad has managed eight structural adjustment/financial sector reform operations, two technical assistance projects, eight country economic reports, four country assistance strategy reports, four public expenditure reviews, three financial engineering workouts, a commercial debt-buyback operation, two bridge-financing operations, four debt-rescheduling packages, five donor/consultative group meetings, and a judicial reform operation.  He has also been involved since 2004 in setting-up several private sector businesses in Afghanistan, UAE and Saudi Arabia, where he has provided strategy, oversight and advisory services, including developing and writing business plans.   
Dr. Hamidian-Rad’s country experience includes: Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, and Uzbekistan.  From 1998 to July 1999 Dr. Hamidian-Rad was the Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of Papua New Guinea, during which time he designed and provided advice to public officials to ensure the success of the implementation of the National Government’s economic and financial reform program. This program included macroeconomic and fiscal reforms, civil service reform, privatization, trade and industrial policy reforms and reform of the financial sector, including the country’s first-ever sovereign credit rating and international bond issue. A citizen of the United States, Pirouz Hamidian-Rad is fluent in English and Farsi, and is familiar with Turkish, Arabic, French, and Spanish


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