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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.

  • Consolate K. Rusagara
    Consolate K. Rusagara

    Program Manager

  • Hanh Thi Bich Le
    Hanh Thi Bich Le

    Senior M&E Officer

  • Pramita Moni SenGupta
    Pramita Moni SenGupta

    Senior Project Officer

  • Emiko Todoroki
    Emiko Todoroki

    Senior Project Officer

  • Marlon Rawlins
    Marlon Rawlins

    Project Officer

  • Tim L. De Vaan
    Tim L. De Vaan

    Project Officer

  • Renske Van der Kooi
    Renske Van der Kooi

    Project Officer

  • Sarah Zekri
    Sarah Zekri

    Project Officer

  • Subita Gurbani
    Subita Gurbani

    Knowledge Management Officer

  • 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)

    Alexandra Rudolph

    Senior Policy Advisor; Sustainable 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

    Alternate Director - Belgium/Luxembourg/Slovenia, EBRD

    Member

    Arsene Jacoby

    Director, International Financial Institutions, Ministry of Finance

    Alternate

  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

    Sandra Louiszoon

    Sustainable Economic Development Department, MFA

    Member

    Bjorn Kuil
    Bjorn Kuil

    Senior Policy Adviser, Financial Sector Development, MFA

    Alternate

  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

    Rosmarie Schlup

    Head, Macroeconomic Support Division, SECO

    Chair of the Governing Council

    Jonas Frank
    Jonas Frank

    Deputy Head, Macroeconomic Support Division, SECO

    Alternate

  • World Bank Group

    Ceyla Pazarbasioglu
    Ceyla Pazarbasioglu

    Senior Director, Finance & Markets Global Practice, The World Bank Group

    Member

    Alfonso Garcia Mora
    Alfonso Garcia Mora

    Director, Finance & Markets Global Practice, The World Bank Group

    Alternate