Misha Belkindas - President-Elect

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Dr. Misha V. Belkindas is the Managing Director of ODW Consulting with over four decades of experience in practical and operational statistical capacity building, both internationally and with national governments. He is also a co-founder of Open Data Watch and serves as a member of its board.


Prior to this, as manager of the World Bank Development Data Group, he was responsible for the World Bank’s lending programs for statistical capacity building and for the partnership programs with national statistical offices, international institutions and donors.


Prior to joining the World Bank Dr. Belkindas was a professor at Vilnius University, researcher at US Census Bureau, director at Warton Econometrics Consultancy, adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He is an elected member of ISI and numerous other organizations.


He holds a PHD in Mathematical Economics and is an Honorary Doctor of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.