Title: Procurement Manager
Bio: Yolanda Tayler is the Procurement Manager in the World Bank’s Middle East & North Africa Region where she leads the Bank’s public procurement reform efforts in the countries and oversees the delivery of the procurement function in a portfolio heavily focused on infrastructure. From 2006 to 2008, she was the Lead Procurement Specialist and deputy manager of the Procurement Office in the South Asia Region. In that capacity she directed the procurement response to the comprehensive forensic review of the India health portfolio. Prior to that, Yolanda led the development of a number of World Bank Group procurement policy publications, such as standard bidding documents and technical guidance notes, and directed the dissemination strategy of these publications including the development of training courses. In 2004, she was the editor of the World Bank publication Battling HIV/AIDS: a Decision Maker’s Guide to the Procurement of Medicines and Related Supplies; a groundbreaking compendium that helped increase access to life-saving antiretroviral drugs in the developing world. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was a financial analyst with the National Finance Corporation in her native country of Panama. Yolanda holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Boston College and an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from the Technological Institute of Monterrey, Mexico.