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World Bank Caribbean Head commends private sector maturity

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 10:39 AM
Tahseen Sayed Khan, World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean. – Contributed

The new World Bank country director for the Caribbean, Tahseen Sayed, has commended local private sector leaders for what she calls their mature approach to Jamaica's financial and social problems.

Sayed took up the post in February and has been visiting a number of regional territories since.

She told local journalists during her visit to Jamaica last week that the concerns she heard from local private sector representatives about social issues were unusual.


The new World Bank country director for the Caribbean, Tahseen Sayed

Sayed says the business leaders did not speak to the impact of economic reforms on their companies or earnings.

Instead, the World Bank representative said along with social issues, the private sector leaders were focused on Jamaica remaining on the path of economic recovery under the deal with the International Monetary Fund. 

Sayed took over the post in February, after serving in management positions in Europe and Central Asia Region, as well as the South Asia Region of the World Bank.

She is a development professional with over 20 years of operational and leadership experience at the Washington-based institution.