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Meet the Team

The Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance have been developed by a team of lawyers, economists and public policy specialists at the World Bank Group. The project forms part of the Global Indicators Group in the Development Economics Vice-Presidency. Team members include:


Baria Daye

Baria Daye joined the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance project at its inception in 2014. She primarily focuses on the Middle East and North Africa region. Ms. Daye also works on the Dealing with Construction Permits indicator of the Doing Business project. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she worked as manager of partner relations at the World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Ms. Daye also served as a policy advocate for women's issues in Lebanon, and attended executive programs on gender, women entrepreneurship promotion, and decision-making at Uppsala University in Sweden, Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands, and Harvard University. She was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2012. Baria holds an MBA from the Lebanese American University; she speaks Arabic and is conversant in French.


McSwain Forkoh

McSwain Forkoh joined the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance team in June 2016. He has just completed his first year as Masters of Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from North Carolina Central University. McSwain has over 4 years of private sector experience working in regulatory compliance at Credit Suisse AG. He is also an active member in the Liberian community in the Research Triangle, North Carolina where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors.


Dimitra Christina Heliotis

Dimitra Christina Heliotis served on the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance team from January to May 2016. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Christina worked as a trainee lawyer at a Greek corporate law firm and in the Hellenic Parliament. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Democritus University of Thrace and a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) degree at Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in International Business and Economic Law and International Arbitration and Dispute resolution. She speaks Greek and French and she is conversant in Spanish.


Volha Hrytskevich

Volha Hrytskevich joined the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance team in March 2016. She also works for the Doing Business project on Starting a Business indicator. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Ms. Hrytskevich was a Davis Fellow at the Monterey Institute of International Studies where she participated in their Peace, Trade and Development program. Ms. Hrytskevich holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from Clark University in Massachusetts with a field practicum obtained from the American University in Global Business and Economics. She speaks fluent Belarusian and Russian and is conversant in Polish and Spanish.


Melissa Johns

Melissa Johns is an Advisor in the World Bank’s Global Indicators Group. She manages operations for the group and is the co-creator of the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance. Previously, Johns led regulatory reform projects in more than 10 countries and managed a team with operational engagements spanning 40 countries and 5 regions. Johns holds a Juris Doctorate from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Studies from Duke University. Before joining the World Bank she practiced law with international law firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.


Magdalini Konidari

Magdalini Konidari joined the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance team in October 2015 and has worked on the Doing Business project since January 2013. Konidari holds a law degree from the University of Athens, Greece. She also studied European Business Law (LL.M) and Comparative Law (Master 1) at Paul Cézanne University, as well as European Law and Public Policy at Panteion University and Sciences Po (M.A.). Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Konidari interned with the Delegation of the EU to the USA in Washington, DC and worked as a partner and a lawyer in the private sector. She speaks Greek and French and has a professional knowledge of Spanish.


Joseph Lemoine

Joseph Lemoine joined the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance project in February 2016. Prior to joining the project, Joseph has worked on the Doing Business project on the Resolving Insolvency and Getting Credit – Legal Rights indicators. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center as well as a Master’s degree in Comparative Law from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and a Master’s degree in European Governance from Sciences Po Grenoble (France). He speaks French.


Klaus Koch Saldarriaga

Klaus Koch Saldarriaga joined the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance team in October 2014. He also works on the Doing Business project. Klaus holds a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) degree from UC Berkeley and attended the Harvard University program on negotiation. He is a graduate of the School of Law of Universidad Javeriana in Colombia where he also earned a postgraduate degree in administrative law and a diploma in constitutional law. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, he was a Diplomat (Counselor) at the Embassy of Colombia to the United States, where he coordinated the working relationship with U.S. Congress, and played a key role in the successful advocacy strategy for the approval of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. He also worked as a legal advisor to the Business Association of Colombia (ANDI), and the law firms Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Germany and DG&A- Abogados in Colombia. He speaks Spanish and is conversant in German.


Valentina Saltane

Valentina Saltane joined the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance project at its inception in 2014. She helps to oversee the project design and implementation. Ms. Saltane also leads the Trading across Borders indicator of the Doing Business project. Prior to that, Ms. Saltane was part of the Financial Access team at the World Bank where she worked on Financial Access reports. Before joining the World Bank Ms. Saltane held the position of Research Analyst at the Law and Economic Consulting Group (LECG). Ms. Saltane has also worked for the World Resources Institute as a program coordinator. She holds an MPA degree from Cornell University and a BA degree from Colby College. She speaks Latvian, Russian, Spanish and has a working knowledge of French.