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Natalia Agapitova oversaw the delivery and implementation of the WB Social Enterprise Innovation program. In I&E, Natalia also works on the Innovation Policy Platform, which she founded in 2012, and the SME Pilots Phase II. Natalia has 16 years of operational experience from private sector development, education, and governance in 37 countries across five regions. At the World Bank, Natalia covered operational and analytical aspects of the innovation agenda. She worked across sectors spanning private sector development, education and skills, governance and service delivery. Natalia has a Ph.D. in economics, specialized in the role of innovation and private sector for inclusive and sustainable development.
Elaine Tinsley worked in the WB Social Enterprise Innovations program to identify and promote innovative social enterprise business models to improve last mile service delivery through creating better enabling conditions for social enterprises, and how to scale their impact through public-private collaboration. Prior to joining SEI, Elaine worked on multi-sectoral government reform programs in Latin America and Asia in the World Bank’s Macro and Fiscal Management Global Practice.