Najy Benhassine

  • Practice Manager for the Middle East & North Africa Region
  • World Bank



Najy Benhassine is the Practice Manager for the Middle East & North Africa Region for the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank Group. Prior to his appointment in this position, he was the global Manager of the Business Regulations practice for the World Bank Group.

Previously, Mr. Benhassine was based in Rabat, Morocco between 2007 and 2011 and was in charge of the private sector development portfolio of the Maghreb for the World Bank. He also worked on education, land reform and health service delivery. An Algerian national, he joined the World Bank Group in Washington D.C. in 2001, after working with McKinsey and Co and teaching at the Swiss Graduate Institute of International Studies.

Mr. Benhassine is the co-author of the 2009 World Bank flagship publication on the private sector in the MENA region, From Privilege to Competition.

He is a graduate of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the Paris Graduate School of Management, the Paris School of Economics and holds a PhD in Economics from MIT.