Meet the Doing Business Team

The annual Doing Business reports are researched and written by a team of experts. This year's team is shown in alphabetical order below.


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Nadine Abi Chakra

Nadine Abi Chakra joined the Doing Business team in March 2013. She is currently the acting Topic Team Leader for the Getting Credit – Legal Rights indicator. She previously covered the Protecting Minority Investors indicator. She holds an LLM in Corporate Law from Cornell Law School and a Bachelor of Laws in French Law and Lebanese Law from Saint Joseph University. Ms. Abi Chakra is a member of the New York Bar Association and a trainee member of the Beirut Bar Association. Before joining the World Bank Group, Ms. Abi Chakra worked as an associate in the corporate and banking department at law firms in the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon. She speaks French and Arabic.

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Ahmad F. AlKhuzam

Ahmad F. AlKhuzam joined the Doing Business team in January 2017. He currently works on the Getting Electricity indicator. He holds a Master of International Affairs from the American University concentrating on International Economic Relations. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Ahmad was a Teaching Assistant for Statistics and Research Methods in International Affairs as a graduate student. Ahmad is originally from Kuwait and speaks Arabic.

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Jean Arlet

Jean Arlet joined the Doing Business team in March 2013. He is currently the acting Topic Team Leader for the Getting Electricity indicator and previously covered the Trading across Borders topic. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Jean was a business strategy consultant for Indra and advised clients in energy, utilities, and telecommunication. Mr. Arlet also worked for the OECD's private sector development branch and the economic advisory firm FP Analytics (previously Garten Rothkopf). Mr. Arlet holds a dual Master's degree in International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia University and the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po), as well as a Bachelor's degree in Economics from McGill. He speaks French and is conversant in Spanish.

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Yuriy Valentinovich Avramov

Yuriy Avramov joined the Doing Business team in April 2015. He currently works on the Registering Property Indicator. He previously covered the Labor Market Regulation indicator. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law and a joint degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from the University of South Dakota. Prior to joining the team he worked as an attorney in a private practice, where he assisted companies with international investigations involving corruption and alleged violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Avramov also has experience and interests in international human rights. He speaks Russian and is conversant in Spanish.