Abdallah Al Dardari has been Senior Adviser on Reconstruction, Office of the Vice President, Middle East and North Africa Region with The World Bank since February 2017.
Dardari, a national of Syria, obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Richmond – American International University in London in 1985 and a Master of Arts in International Economic Relations from the University of Southern California in 1988. He undertook post-graduate studies toward a Master of Philosophy in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science between 1988 and 1990. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Yalova University in Istanbul.
Dardari has extensive analytical experience from his most recent positions with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which he joined in 2011 as Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Development and Globalization Division, and in 2014 assuming the role of the organization’s Deputy Executive Secretary.
Dardari also served as Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs from 2005 to 2011.