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.