Nadereh Chamlou

former Senior Advisor at the World Bank, current Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and International Development Advisor

Nadereh Chamlou is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative and an international development advisor. Previously, she was a senior advisor at the World Bank, where over a 30+ years career, she held managerial, technical, coordination, and advisory positions in such fields as economic management, corporate governance, private sector development, financial markets, environment, infrastructure, and gender. Her work has focused on private sector and entrepreneurship development, particularly on issues related to promoting growth and competitiveness through better utilization of the talent pool and benefiting from diversity and inclusion. She co-authored the World Bank flagship report on “Corporate Governance: A Framework for Implementation,” which led to the founding of the World Bank/OECD-sponsored Global Corporate Governance Forum; and, headed its Secretariat from 1998-2000. Other publications include “Gender and Development in the MENA Region”: and “Women, Work, Welfare in the MENA Region”. Additionally, she served as an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Wagner School for Public Policy, as a Member of the scientific committee of the Dutch Gender Task Force (2009), and was the Founding Member of the World Bank-sponsored Gender Economic Research and Policy Analysis (GERPA) for the MENA Region and a member of its Steering Committees (2006-2013).