Åsa Giertz has led risk management work in Africa, Asia, and Central Asia, and support countries in identifying systemic risks and risk management mechanisms for their agriculture sectors.
Ms. Giertz has worked with agricultural development in the World Bank for the past nine years in Africa, Europe, Latin America, and Central and South Asia regions. Her main focus is agricultural policy and she has contributed to numerous World Bank publications, including the 2013 flagship report Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential for Agribusiness, as well as supported a wide range of World Bank-financed investment projects.
Before joining the World Bank, Ms. Giertz worked for two years for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unite Nations (FAO) in Rome, and before that for the Swedish Private Sector and for the Swedish Ministry of the Environment. Ms. Giertz has a M.Sc. in Macro and Development Economics from the Stockholm University and a M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition Policy from City University London.