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The World Bank Group manages FIRST's work program on behalf of donors through the PMU as described in the FIRST Charter. The PMU is led by the Program Manager, who is recruited internationally and hired by the World Bank Group.

  • Brett E. Coleman
    Brett E. Coleman

    Program Manager

  • Hanh Thi Bich Le
    Hanh Thi Bich Le

    Senior M&E Officer

  • Pramita Moni SenGupta
    Pramita Moni SenGupta

    Senior Financial Sector Specialist

  • Padmashree Sidarth
    Padmashree Sidarth

    Operations Analyst

  • Baaqia S. Holloway
    Baaqia S. Holloway

    Program Assistant

FIRST is guided by a Governing Council comprising one representative of each of FIRST's Main Donors, a representative from the World Bank Group and a representative from the IMF. "Main Donors" are defined as Donors who have contributed at least $2,000,000 (two million - U.S. dollars) in cash contributions to FIRST.

The Governing Council Members and Alternates
  • Department for International Development (DFID)

    Mike Foster
    Mike Foster

    Financial Sector Specialist, Private Sector Department, DFID

    Member

    Francesca Brown
    Francesca Brown

    Private Sector Development Adviser, Private Sector Department, DFID

    Alternate

  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

    Natascha Beinker
    Natascha Beinker

    Deputy Head of Division Cooperation with the Private Sector, Economic Policy, BMZ
    Member

    Makaio Witte
    Makaio Witte

    Financial Sector Specialist, Sustainable Economic Development Department, BMZ
    Alternate

  • International Monetary Fund

    Aditya Narain
    Aditya Narain

    Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

    Vice Chair

    Mark White Lewis
    Mark White Lewis

    Assistant Director, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF

    Alternate

  • Luxembourg Ministry of Finance

    Miguel Marques
    Miguel Marques

    Deputy Director, Directorate for Multilateral Affairs, Development Aid & Compliance, Ministry of Finance
    Member

    Arsene Jacoby
    Arsene Jacoby

    Director, International Financial Institutions, Ministry of Finance
    Alternate

  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

    Sandra Louiszoon
    Sandra Louiszoon

    Sustainable Economic Development Department, MFA
    Member

  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

    Rosmarie Schlup
    Rosmarie Schlup

    Head, Macroeconomic Support Division, SECO
    Chair of the Governing Council

    Natalie Bertsch
    Natalie Bertsch

    Macroeconomic Support Division, SECO
    Alternate

  • World Bank Group

    Alfonso Garcia Mora
    Alfonso Garcia Mora

    Director, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice, The World Bank Group
    Member

    Alexandra Drees-Gross
    Alexandra Drees-Gross

    Practice Manager, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice, The World Bank Group
    Alternate