Mr. Felipe Jaramillo is the new World Bank Country Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, since July 1, 2018. Mr. Jaramillo is overseeing an operational portfolio of over 80 projects representing a total investment of more than US$12 billion to help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face. Mr. Jaramillo is the outgoing Senior Director of the World Bank Group’s Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice (MTI) where he led a global team of over 450 economists. Since joining the World Bank, in 2002, he has also served two terms as Country Director in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Before joining the Bank, Mr. Jaramillo was a public servant in the Government of Colombia, holding offices in the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank and the Ministry of Trade. Mr. Jaramillo holds an M.A. and a Ph. D. in Development Economics from Stanford University. He has taught at the Department of Economics of the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota and at the University of Maryland, College Park.