Christine Bowers is the Head of the Washington Liaison Office for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). She leads a team responsible for UNOPS’ relationships with the United States Government, the World Bank Group, the Government of Canada and other partners based in North America.
Christine is a development practitioner with more than 15 years of experience advising governments worldwide on investment climate and economic competitiveness issues to help them attract quality private sector investment. Prior to joining UNOPS, Christine worked as Head of Project at GIZ Cambodia, leading a €10 million trade integration project co-funded by the European Union and the German Government. Previously, she spent a decade developing and managing donor-funded advisory projects for economic ministries in the Caucasus, Africa, Central Asia, Central America, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia as a staff member of the World Bank/IFC Trade & Competitiveness global practice.
Before her career in international development, Christine worked for The Coca-Cola Company in Costa Rica and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in the US. Christine holds a Master’s Degree in International Development and Economics from Johns Hopkins University and was an Echols scholar at the University of Virginia.