Haneen is an experienced economic development professional with more than 25 years at the World Bank leading major strategic engagements, business development, reform programs and policy dialogue in economic and human development, spanning four regions of the world (Middle East and North Africa, East Asia, South Asia, and Europe). Her sectors of expertise include social protection, labor and jobs, education, poverty, and gender, in addition to fragility and conflict. She is the author/co-author of multiple publications and articles, and an economist by academic training with undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford and Columbia Universities, respectively, and executive training at Harvard University. She has taught at various universities in New York City, as well as worked at Morgan Stanley, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development. Haneen serves on several non-profit boards that aim to help preserve the human capital of Lebanon.