Iva Hamel, a Bulgarian national, is a Senior Private Sector Specialist with the Global Business Regulation Unit in the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation (FCI) Global Practice. She leads the global Women, Business and the Law Reform Advisory work as well as business environment advisory projects in ECA, MENA and EAP. Recently Iva has led successful reform programs in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Greece, Albania, Tajikistan. Prior to joining the World Bank, Iva worked as a management consultant in Cambridge, MA, USA. She holds an MA in International Finance and Economics from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Colby College, USA.