Marcela Silva

The World Bank
Regional Director for Infrastructure, Latin America and the Caribbean

María Marcela Silva is the regional director of Infrastructure in the Latin America and Caribbean region (LCR) at the World Bank, responsible for leading and providing strategic vision to the infrastructure program in the region. A Colombian national, Ms. Silva joined the World Bank in 2002. During her early years at the Bank, she worked in the Latin America and Caribbean region as a Transportation Specialist. Since then, she has held various positions in both operations and corporate levels and has served as a member of the Bank’s Operations Committee. Her most recent positions were as Transportation Manager in the Latin America and Caribbean Region, as well as in the East Africa Region. Before joining the Bank, she worked for the Government of Colombia in the Infrastructure Unit of the National Planning Department. Ms. Silva holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the Andes in Colombia, as well as a master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.