Meet the Team

  • Gemechu Ayana Aga, Enterprise Surveys Database, World Bank Group

    Gemechu Ayana Aga

    Gemechu joined the Enterprise Analysis Unit in 2013 and works on survey implementation and analytical research. Prior to that, he worked in the Research and in the Development Prospects Divisions of the World Bank's Development Economics Vice Presidency. Before joining the Bank, Gemechu was a Researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex. His research interests include access to finance, financial sector development, entrepreneurship, and development economics.

  • Mohammad Amin, Enterprise Surveys Database, World Bank Group

    Mohammad Amin

    Mohammad Amin is a private sector development specialist with the Enterprise Analysis Unit. He joined the team in October 2006. Prior to joining the Enterprise Analysis Unit he served as a consultant with the Development Economics Research Group of The World Bank. His research areas include international trade, international migration, institutional economics and regulation. His most research work focuses on the impact of regulation and competition on the performance of retail stores in India. Mohammad holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University. Click here for a listing of Mohammad's latest research.

  • Dave Francis, Enterprise Surveys Database, World Bank Group

    David C. Francis

    David Francis joined the Enterprise Analysis Unit in April 2010. Prior to joining EA, he served as a researcher at Princeton University, where his work focused on patterns of preferential trade agreements, foreign direct investment, and the governance of the global economic system. He holds a Master's degree in International Affairs, International Economic Policy from Columbia University and has completed consultancies for the Inter-American Development Bank and the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia.

  • Rose Wairimu Gachina, Enterprise Surveys Database, World Bank Group

    Rose Gachina

    Rose joined the Enterprise Analysis Unit as a Program Assistant in September, 2009. Her prior experience in the Bank includes working as a Program Assistant in the Kenya Country office for 12 years and the Independent Evaluation Group for 7 years. Prior to joining the Bank, Rose worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, an audit and management consultancy firm. Rose is currently studying towards a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She holds a higher Diploma in Business Administration and Management from the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).

  • Xie Huang, World Bank Group

    Xie Huang

    Xie joined the Enterprise Analysis team in January 2013, where she primarily supports survey implementation activities. Prior to joining the World Bank, Xie worked as a Senior Research Assistant in The George Washington University Biostatistics Center. She also has experience in commercial banking. Xie holds a Master's degree in Statistics from The George Washington University.

  • Asif Islam, Enterprise Surveys Database, World Bank Group

    Asif Islam

    Asif Islam joined the Enterprise Analysis Unit as a consultant in 2009. His prior experience includes working for the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG). Asif holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the University of Maryland - College Park. His research interests include development, government fiscal policy, and environmental economics.

  • Arvind Jain, World Bank Group

    Arvind Jain

    Arvind Jain joined the Enterprise Analysis Unit in 2008. Prior to joining the Bank/IFC, Arvind worked as a Statistician at the RAND Corporation working on domestic health policy and civil justice research. At RAND he focused on project evaluation and conducting statistical analyses. He currently works on Enterprise Survey implementation and monitoring the data collection process and also specializes in statistical issues regarding survey sampling and end-user analysis. Arvind holds a Master's degree in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan.

  • Veselin Kuntchev, Enterprise Surveys Database, World Bank Group

    Veselin Kuntchev

    Veselin Kuntchev joined the Enterprise Analysis team in 2006, after three years working for the World Bank. He is working on the design, implementation and monitoring of the enterprise surveys. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked in the European Central Bank. Veselin holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Thames Valley University in London and postgraduate degrees in economics from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and in public and international management from the University of Lecce in Italy.

  • Jorge Rodríguez Meza, Enterprise Surveys Database, World Bank Group

    Jorge Rodríguez Meza

    Jorge Rodríguez Meza is the Program Manager of the Enterprise Analysis Unit. He joined the Unit in 2005. Prior to joining the Unit Jorge worked as Senior Researcher of the Rural Finance Program of the Ohio State University in the areas of financial inclusion, microfinance, and poverty measurement. During that time Jorge also worked as an external consultant for several organizations including the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, and Women's World Banking. He is an Economist with a PhD from The Ohio State University and Master's Degree from Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London. Having worked in the topic for more than 10 years, Jorge has also become a survey specialist.

  • Silvia Muzi, Enterprise Surveys Database, World Bank Group

    Silvia Muzi

    Silvia Muzi joined the Enterprise Analysis Unit in April 2011 after working for the WorldBank for four years. Prior to joining the Enterprise Analysis Unit, she served as a consultant in the Middle East and North Africa region and in the Human Development Network, Social Protection. She currently works on the design, implementation and monitoring of the enterprise surveys. Since joining the World Bank, Silvia has been working on issues related to labor markets, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and female entrepreneurship. Silvia holds a PhD in Economics from University of Rome La Sapienza. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked at the University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy).

  • Valeria Perotto, Enterprise Surveys Database, World Bank Group

    Valeria Perotti

    Valeria Perotti joined the Enterprise Analysis team in 2013. She currently works on both the implementation and analysis of the Enterprise Surveys. Before joining the team, Valeria worked in the Human Development Network of the World Bank, where she managed the Russia Trust Fund multi-country survey to develop methods for measuring financial capability. Previously, Valeria worked on the design and analysis of labor force surveys at ISFOL in Italy. She holds a PhD in Econometrics and Empirical Economics from Tor Vergata University in Rome, and she has published in the areas of informality, life expectancy and applied microeconometrics.

  • Joshua Wimpey, World Bank Group

    Joshua Wimpey

    Joshua Wimpey joined the Enterprise Analysis team in 2007 after working as a consultant for the World Bank for two years. His prior experience includes working as a consultant for the World Bank Institute Evaluations Group as well as consulting to USAID contractor DevTech Systems' data management team. He currently works with Enterprise Surveys implementation and management and supports researchers on the team. Josh holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • Po Yin, Enterprise Surveys Database, World Bank Group

    Po Yin Wong

    Po Yin joined the Enterprise Analysis team as a consultant in October 2013. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in the University of Maryland - College Park. Prior to joining the World Bank, Po Yin worked as a research assistant at the University of Maryland. Her research interests include development, environmental and energy economics, and applied microeconomics.