Lilia Burunciuc

World Bank
Country Director for Caribbean Countries

Lilia Burunciuc is the World Bank Country Director for Caribbean countries. Ms. Burunciuc, a Moldovan national, is responsible for maintaining a solid partnership with the countries to address their development challenges.

Since joining the World Bank in 1996, she held a range of increasingly challenging positions: Director for Central Asia; Manager in Operations Policy and Country Services; Country Manager for Macedonia; Country Program Coordinator for Southern Africa and Central Asia; Senior Country Officer for Ukraine and Belarus.

She has strong and diversified World Bank experience in leading teams and complex operational and corporate assignments such as regional and country strategies, World Bank’s operations simplification and coding reform. She has extensive experience on leading policy dialogue with governments on various aspects of development. She led the preparation of the first World Bank regional strategy for Central Asia.

Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Burunciuc was a Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova (Moldova’s central bank). In that capacity she worked on the establishment of a regulatory framework for the foreign exchange market, reform of banking supervision and bank restructuring. She has a Master of Public Administration degree from George Washington University (USA) and a degree (Master’s level) in Economics, Management and Planning from the Technical University of Moldova.