Natalija Gelvanovska is a Senior ICT Specialist in the Transport and ICT Global Practice of the World Bank. She joined the World Bank in 2012 as a government secondee from the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania where she is holding a position of Deputy Director for Electronic Communications. There, among other responsibilities, Natalija was leading annual assessments on reliability and robustness of national Internet infrastructure, was part of the drafting teams for national Cyber security and critical infrastructure protection (CIP) strategy and associated legal frameworks. She was part of the national contact network to European Critical Infrastructure Warning Information Network (CIWIN) and was working closely with European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) on number of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and Resilience initiatives. Natalija was involved in pan-European CIP exercises leading participation of Lithuanian telecom sector.
Prior to joining the Bank, Natalija was Chair of the Working Group on Technical Regulatory Issues at European Conference for Post and Telecommunications (CEPT) grouping 20+ European countries and 100+ regulatory experts to discuss and develop common regulatory approach for technical aspects of networks and services provision. In her capacity at the World Bank she is focusing on the Digital Economy projects in the Europe and Central Asia and co-leads Community of Practice on Cyber-security.
Natalija studied Physics and holds Master of Science from Vilnius University, Lithuania. She speaks Lithuanian, Polish, Russian and English.