EXPERTISE: procurement

Sabine Engelhard is a lawyer specialized in procurement whose career focus has been in international development, capacity building and governance-related issues. She held various senior positions at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She also worked at the World Bank, with a prominent international law firm, and headed the Washington office of an international consulting firm.

Sabine has advised governments in Africa, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and the Caribbean, on legal and institutional aspects of procurement reform. She has been involved in high-profile initiatives with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to strengthen country procurement governance.

Today, Ms. Engelhard consults for different international organizations. She is an independent expert with the United Nations (UN) Award-Review Board, advising on procurement challenges resolution. She is a course advisor and a lecturer at the International Law Institute (ILI) in Washington, DC and lectures in the Procurement Master’s Program of the International Training Center of the International Labour Organisation (ITC/ILO) in Turin, Italy. Ms. Engelhard holds master-level and post-graduate degrees in Law, International Relations, and European Studies.