Sameh Wahba MUP '97, PhD '02

Sameh is one of the co-creators of Design Impact and has contributed substantively to several DI, including “Following the Sun: Design Futures at the Intersection of Health, Equity and Climate Change.” He is an active contributor to the Ambassadorship Committee and was selected to co-chair the Governance Committee this year to help strengthen the international dimension of the Alumni Council.  

Sameh’s training in architecture, urban design, and urban planning, plus finance and economics, makes him well positioned to serve as a bridge between different design disciplines in the GSD. In his work at the World Bank, he served as global director for urban, resilience and land, in which he oversaw a global investment program of $30 billion. He has just transitioned as director for sustainable development in Europe and Central Asia, covering a range of issues including cities, post-conflict reconstruction, environment, water, and landscapes, among others.

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