Meet the Subnational Doing Business Team

Subnational and regional Doing Business reports are prepared by a diverse team of experts at the World Bank Group.

  • Frédéric Bustelo, Doing Business Database, World Bank Group

    Frédéric Bustelo

    Frédéric Bustelo is deputy product specialist for subnational and regional Doing Business. He joined the global Doing Business team in September 2006. He led the Getting Credit indicator (Information Index) for two years, and then the Registering Property indicator for two years. Mr. Bustelo holds an industrial engineering degree from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology and a master's degree in public administration in international development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he was a Fulbright scholar. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, he worked to improve efficiency and transparency in the Argentine public sector. He also worked with the Grameen Foundation in Buenos Aires and with the multinational steel group Techint. He speaks French and Spanish and is conversant in Portuguese and Italian.

  • Mierta Capaul, The World Bank Group

    Mierta Capaul

    Mierta Capaul is the product leader for subnational and regional Doing Business. Previously, she worked on enterprise restructuring and corporate governance. Before joining the World Bank, Mierta was an investment banker with a global financial institution, focusing on emerging markets. She holds a MBA from Deusto University in Spain, a masters in economics from the New School of Social Research in New York, and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Mierta is a Swiss and Spanish national.

  • Cécile Ferro, Doing Business Database, World Bank Group

    Cécile Ferro

    Cécile Ferro, a French and Polish national joined the Subnational Doing Business team in July 2013. She holds a Master's Degree in Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po in Paris (France) and an Msc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics (UK). Prior to joining the team she worked as a business consultant specialized in risk management in Paris. She has also worked on structured finance and microfinance projects for the European Investment Fund (EIB Group) in Luxembourg as well as in microfinance and project investment for Proparco (AFD). She speaks French, Polish and is conversant in Spanish.

  • Julio Fuster, Doing Business Database, World Bank Group

    Julio Fuster

    Julio Fuster, a Spanish national, joined the Subnational Doing Business team in January 2012. He holds a master’s degree in International Business from Centro de Estudios Económicos y Comerciales (C.E.C.O.) in Spain and a B.A. in Business Administration with concentration in finance from Universidad San Pablo CEU de Madrid. Previously, he worked at the Economic and Commercial Office of Spain in the United Arab Emirates and the Investment Climate Advisory Services Department of the World Bank Group.

  • Carlos Guadarrama, Doing Business Database, World Bank Group

    Carlos Guadarrama

    Carlos Andrés Guadarrama Gándara a Mexican national, joined the Subnational Doing Business team in October 2014. Prior to joining the team, he worked as an operational risk analyst at the Mexican Central Bank (BANXICO) and then worked as a consultant on the Doing Business in Mexico reports, where he specialized on the Dealing with Construction Permits indicator. Carlos holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He speaks Spanish and German.

  • Farah Hussein, The World Bank Group

    Farah Hussein

    Farah Hussein joined the Subnational Doing Business team in March 2011. Previously, Farah worked as a Senior Consultant with Booz & Co. in the United Arab Emirates focusing on public sector governance. She has also held other assignments at the World Bank Group including with the Development Impact Department and WBI's Evaluation Group. She holds a BA in Economics and Middle East Studies from the University of Virginia and an MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. She is fluent in Arabic and French.

  • Trimor Mici, The World Bank Group

    Trimor Mici

    Trimor Mici, a Kosovan national, joined the World Bank in 2008. He holds an MBA in finance and investments from the George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, DC, and a BA in business and finance from the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG). Previously, he worked for the press office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) mission in Kosovo. Trimor has led and co-authored several Doing Business studies in Africa, Europe and South Asia. Trimor speaks Albanian, Bulgarian and some Serbian.

  • Madalina Papahagi, The World Bank Group

    Madalina Papahagi

    Madalina Papahagi has led and co-authored Subnational Doing Business studies in Europe, Africa, Middle East and North Africa, South and East Asia. She is supporting the Program Manager in overseeing the Subnational Doing Business indicator set and work program. Previously, she worked on investment climate advisory projects for Southern Europe—at the World Bank office in Belgrade—and on operational quality and portfolio management in Africa region. Before joining the World Bank, she worked in the banking sector in Romania. Madalina holds an MBA from the American University in Washington DC, where she was a Fulbright scholar, and a BA from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. Madalina is a Romanian and Greek national.

  • Monique Pelloux, The World Bank Group

    Monique Pelloux

    Monique Pelloux, a Mexican national, joined Subnational Doing Business in 2013. She started her Bank career over a decade ago, as a Program Assistant in the Mexico Country Office, where she provided support to the Environment Team. She subsequently moved to headquarters to work with the Development Effectiveness (Safeguards Team) and regional IT Teams, where she provided operational support and project monitoring, prepared dashboard reports, and served as a transaction specialist, among other things. She holds a degree in chemical engineering, speaks Spanish, and is conversant in French.

  • Maria Camila Roberts, The World Bank Group

    Maria Camila Roberts

    Maria Camila Roberts, a Colombian national, joined the Subnational Doing Business team in August 2009. She holds a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, a diploma in Insurance law from the same university and an LLM from Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law where she was granted a merit scholarship. Prior to joining the World Bank she practiced law, focusing on insurance and banking law, for nine years. With the subnational team she has specialized in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

  • Tommaso Rooms, The World Bank Group

    Tommaso Rooms

    Tommaso Rooms, an Italian national, joined the Subnational Doing Business team in July 2011. He holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics. He has also studied International Relations (M.A.) and Political Science (B.A.) at the University of Florence, Italy. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, he interned at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked at the Global Governance Program of the European University Institute for 2 years. Tommaso speaks Italian, Spanish and intermediate French.

  • Pilar Salgado-Otónel, The World Bank Group

    Pilar Salgado-Otónel

    Pilar Salgado-Otónel, a Chilean national, joined the Subnational Doing Business team in 2012. Previously, Pilar worked in the global Doing Business team on the Employing Workers indicator for two years, and then led the Enforcing Contracts indicator for another two years. Pilar holds a law degree from Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile, and master's degree in international legal studies from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Fulbright scholar. Prior to joining the Doing Business team, she served as a law clerk to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Pilar has also worked as in-house counsel at Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores and as an assistant professor in Public International Law at Universidad de Valparaiso. She speaks Spanish and is conversant in French.

  • Pilar Bella, The World Bank Group

    Pilar Sánchez-Bella

    Pilar Sánchez-Bella, a Spanish national, joined the Subnational Doing Business team in January 2010. She holds a Law degree with a Business diploma from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, a Philosophy degree from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, and a MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Pilar has specialized regionally in the Middle East and has previously worked in different NGOs on conflict resolution, analysis, and human rights. She speaks Spanish, French, Italian and intermediate Modern Standard Arabic.

  • Moussa Traore, Doing Business Database, World Bank Group

    Moussa Traoré

    Moussa Traoré, an American national, joined the Subnational Doing Business team in 2013. Previously, Moussa worked with the global Doing Business team. He holds a JD from Penn State Law, with a concentration in international comparative law, and a BA from the University of Maryland in government and politics, focusing on international relations. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, he worked with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, US Department of State, and Center for International Development and Conflict Management. He speaks French.

  • Mariline Vieira, The World Bank Group

    Mariline Vieira

    Mariline Vieira, a French and Portuguese national joined the Subnational Doing Business team in March 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies and International Affairs from the Institute of Technology of Tralee (Ireland) and the University of Paris-Sud (France), and a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the University of Versailles (France). Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she worked in microfinance and micro-business development, sustainable development, and international cross-cutting issues for PlaNet Finance and The Global Fund among others.

  • Julien Vilquin, The World Bank Group

    Julien Vilquin

    Julien Vilquin, a French national, joined the Subnational Doing Business team in 2015. Previously, Julien worked in the global Doing Business team where he led the Employing Workers indicator for two years, and the Enforcing Contracts indicator for another two years. Julien holds law degrees from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), the University of Lille 2 (France), and the Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, D.C.). Mr. Vilquin also received a master’s degree in Management from EDHEC Business School (France). Prior to joining the World Bank Group, he practiced European and antitrust law at the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Paris. Julien is admitted to the NY bar, and is qualified in Paris. He speaks French.