Natalia oversees the delivery and implementation of the Social Enterprise Innovation program, working with internal clients across 10 GPs and with IFC, and external government and non-government clients. In I&E, Natalia will also work on the Innovation Policy Platform, which she founded in 2012, and the SME Pilots Phase II. She joined the World Bank Group in 2002 after spending three years working for a Russian investment company in the midst of the 1998 financial crisis, and working for four years as a lecturer and researcher in Economics at the University of Poitiers, France. 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 first-hand expertise in results-based management, learning design, crowdsourcing, and a wide range of tools supporting organizational innovation. Natalia has a Ph.D. in economics, specialized in the role of innovation and private sector for inclusive and sustainable development.