According to the World Bank, the new Regional Director will be effective from October 1, 2015. She will oversee the Bank’s program in the three countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia.
“Mr. Mercy Tembon will lead the development and implementation of the Bank’s Country Partnership Strategies in these countries, as well as continue the dialogue with civil society and development partners. Ms. Tembon will be based in Tbilisi, which hosts the Bank’s Regional Office for the South Caucasus”, the World Bank’s statement says.
It should be noted, that Ms. Tembon, a Cameroonian national, joined the Bank in 2000 as an Education Specialist in the Human Development Department in the Africa Region.
According to the Works Bank, in her new position, Ms. Tembon’s top three priorities will be: lead the country team to deliver knowledge, convening and financing services that respond to client demands and needs, and contribute to achieving the Bank’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity;
To oversee the implementation of the existing portfolio and guide the future direction of the program, and work with IFC and MIGA to strengthen the World Bank Group delivery.
To remind, Ms. Tembon will take over from Mr. Henry Kerali, who was appointed as the Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, based in Accra.