Damien Shiels is the Regional Manager for Europe & Latin America of IFC’s Creating Markets Advisory Team. In this role he is responsible for the delivery of regulatory and reform work across a range of sectors to help develop markets, expand employment oppotunities and support growth of the private investment and enterprises.
Previously he held various management and technical roles across the World Bank Group. He has delivered and supported projects in East Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Mr Shiels worked in both private sector and non-profit corporations involved in rural development and international disaster relief. Earlier in his career he held positions as a court-appointed mediator, a business development consultant, and a legal adviser.
An Irish national, Mr. Shiels is graduate of Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service and University College Dublin’s School of Law, he has also undertaken studies at De Paul Law School, the London School of Economics, and Harvard University.