Isabel Neto

Digital Development Practice Manager, The World Bank

Speaker Bio

Isabel Neto is the Digital Development Practice Manager covering 26 countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa region at the World Bank. Isabel has had a long-term engagement in the Digital Development sector, with over 18 years’ experience managing a wide range of projects covering areas with a focus on access to services, and network expansion, sector reform, regulation and the development of Public-Private Partnerships. Her experience cuts across sectors, having spent a number of years as WB Energy portfolio coordinator for the Pacific. Her regional focus has been Africa and the Pacific, but also stretching to Europe, Latin America and South Asia. Isabel Neto is a graduate of the Technology and Policy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and also holds a degree in Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked on regulatory affairs in the private sector, in the mobile and space industries.