Mr. Jeffrey Gutman, a U.S. national, joined the Bank in 1979 as a transport economist in the Latin America and Caribbean Region and was promoted to Deputy Division Chief in 1984. Since then, he has held various managerial positions including Division Chief for Infrastructure and for Agriculture and Environment in Southeast Asia, and Sector Manager for the Transport Sector Unit in the East Asia and Pacific Region. In 1998, he transferred to the Latin America and Caribbean Region Region to become Sector Manager for the Transport and Urban clusters. In September 2001, he was appointed Director, Strategy and Operations in the East Asia and Pacific Region, and he served as Acting Regional Vice President for one year beginning December 2005.
In January 2007, Mr. Gutman was appointed Vice President and Head of Network, Operations Policy and Country Services. In this capacity, he is responsible for operational policy development; procurement and financial management activities; the Bank’s aid effectiveness, results, and fragile states agendas; and support to Regional staff working in all these areas.
Before joining the Bank, Mr. Gutman was a staff member with the U.S. Congressional National Transportation Policy Study Commission (1978-1979); economist in a consulting firm, including a three-year assignment in Honduras (1974-1978); and an aide to a U.S. Congressman (1971-1973).
Mr. Gutman holds a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University (1971) and a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University (1974).
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