Vice-President, Latin America and the Caribbean
Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean
PhD in Development Economics and Trade, Fletcher School, Tufts University, US. Worked as a consultant and adviser to governments in the developing world. 1987, joined the World Bank as an economist; career focused on promoting the Bank's role as a partner in finding development solutions for member states through financial, knowledge and technical assistance services; experience in the developing world, especially in the Middle East and Africa; has contributed to the strategic alignment of the Bank's work in Middle Income Countries (MICs) and in responding to their needs for a tailored approach to financial instruments and knowledge services; since 2012, Regional Vice-President, Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC); function in LAC to consolidate the role of the World Bank as a trusted partner, helping countries deliver opportunities to all citizens through sustained and socially inclusive economic growth; leads the activities of 700-plus staff working in the LAC region and oversees a portfolio of over US$ 17 billion in loans, grants and credits.