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DM2003 - Services for the Poor - Assessment

Assessment

 

The 2003 Global Competition Jury consists of development experts drawn from civil society, the private sector, academia, and World Bank staff.  In total, about 60 jurors will evaluate this year's 183 project proposals through a review of the finalists' proposals, meetings with the finalists themselves, and a discussion amongst themselves. The jury is typically composed of 60 percent World Bank Group staff and 40 percent from outside the World Bank.  Jury members are senior level representatives of the institutions they represent. 

 

Jury Co-Chairss

External
 Sushmita Ghosh, President, Ashoka

Internal

 Ana-Maria Arriagada, Sector Director, Human Development
Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank Group

   Anil Sood, Vice President
The World Bank Group

   Armin Fidler, Sector Manager, Health, Nutrition, and Population
Europe and Central Asia Region, The World Bank Groupp

 Cesare Calari, Vice President, Financial Sector Network
The World Bank Group

   Daniela Gressani, Director, Strategy and Operations
Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank Group

   David R. Dollar, Director, Development Policy
The World Bank Group

   Dominique Lallement, Adviser, Energy and Water Department
The World Bank Group

   Debrework Zewdie, Program Director, Global HIV/AIDS Program
The World Bank Groupp

   Gerald T. West, Director of the Policy and Environment Department
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, The World Bank Group

   Harold Rosen, Director, Small and Medium Enterprises Program
International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group

 Hasan Tuluy, Director, Operations & Country Services Department
Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank Groupp

   Isabel M. Guerrero, Country Director  Mexico and Colombia
The World Bank Group

    James W. Adams, Vice President, Operations Policy and Country Services
The World Bank Group

    Jamal Al-Kibbi, Senior Operations Officer
The World Bank Group

   John Roome, Operations Director, South Asia Region
The World Bank Group

   John Wilton, Vice President, Strategy, Finance, and Risk Management
The World Bank Group

    Judith E. Heumann, Adviser, Disability and Development
Human Development Network, The World Bank Groupp

   Keshav Varma, Sector Director, Urban Development
East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group

   Keith Hansen, Manager, AIDS Campaign Team (ACTafrica)
The World Bank Group

   Manuel M. Lantin, Science Adviser, CGIAR
The World Bank Group

   Marisa Fernandez-Palacios, Director,
Central Operational Services Unit, The World Bank Group

   Mats Karlsson, Country Director  Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone
The World Bank Group

   Maureen Lewis, Sector Manager, Human Development
The World Bank Group

   Michael Walton, Adviser, Poverty Reduction and Human Development
Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank Group

   Nemat Shafik, Vice President and Head of Infrastructure Network
The World Bank Group

   Ok Pannenborg, Senior Health Adviser, Africa Region
The World Bank Group

   Pamela Cox, Director, Strategy and Operations
Africa Region, The World Bank Group

   Ruth Kagia, Director, Education,
Human Development Network, The World Bank Group

   Shaha Riza, Manager, External Affairs and Outreach
Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank Group

  Shashi Kant Shrivastava, Senior Education Specialist, South Asia Region
The World Bank Group

   Shawki M. Barghouti, Adviser, Agricultural and Rural Development
The World Bank Group

   Shigeo Katsu, Regional Vice President, Europe & Central Asia Region
The World Bank Group

   Vinod Thomas, Country Director, Brazil
The World Bank Group

   Warren Evans, Sector Manager, Environment
The World Bank Group


External

   Desmond Johns , Director
UNAIDS New York Office

   Edgardo B. Herbosa, Founder
b2bpricenow.com

   Fulai Sheng, Director, International Policy Initiatives,
Conservation International

   Gonzalo Castro, Biodiversity Team Leader
Global Environment Facility

   Gowher Rizvi, Director, Ash Institute for Democratic Governance & Innovation
Harvard University

   Holly Wise, Secretariat Director, Global Development Alliance
US Agency for International Development

   Jan-Olaf Willums, President
Inspire AS

   Joan Kaufman, Director, AIDS Public Policy Project
Harvard University

   Julius E. Coles, President
Africare

   Karin M. Krchnak, Senior Associate, Institutions and Governance
World Research Institute

   Lynn Pikholz, Managing Director
ShoreBank

   Marta Tvardek, Special Senior Advisor, Multilateral Investment Fund
Inter-American Development Bank

   Mirjam Sching, Director
Schwab Foundation

   Onno Schellekens, Director
PharmAccess International

    Pamela S. Passman, Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate Affairs
Microsoft Corporation

   Richard Skolnik, Director, Center for Global Health
George Washington University

   Robert E. Kennedy, Professor
University of Michigan Business School

   Robert L. Mallett,Senior Vice President
Pfizer Inc.

   R. Michael Wright, Area Director of Conservation and Sustainable Development
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

   Serge Michailof, Executive Director
Agence Francaise de Developpement

   Steve East,Chief Economist and Managing Director
Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc.

   Tilman Ehrbeck, Principal
McKinsey & Company

   Trevor Field, Director
Roundabout Outdoor (Pty) Ltd

   Vera P. Weill-Hall Director, North American Liaison Offices
International Fund for Agricultural Development

 Yee Woo Guo, Chief of Evaluation
United Nations Capital Development Fund


Sushmita Ghosh
President
Ashoka

Sushmita Ghosh is the President of Ashoka. Prior to serving as President, she was International Vice President and Executive Director of Changemakers.net. She also served as Ashoka's country representative for India from 1989 to 1997. Before Ashoka, she served as Sub-editor, Research Director and Executive Director of Maneka Gandhi's national Indian news magazine Surya from 1979 to 1982, and then moved on to a successful career as a freelance journalist. She freelanced for a number of major newsmagazines and newspapers in India, including The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, Business Standard, and Sunday Magazine. She is currently on the Board of two national non-profit organizations in India: Consumer Unity and Trust Society and the Energy Environment Group.

Ms. Frannie Loutier
Vice-President, World Bank Institute
The World Bank Group        

Frannie A. Loutier was appointed Vice President of the World Bank Institute in December 2001. Previously, she was the Chief of Staff for the President of the World Bank Group. She has also held positions in the Latin America and the Caribbean and South Asia regions, and the Development Economics department. She served as Sector Director for Infrastructure in South Asia from 1997-2000 and held the position of Director for the Infrastructure Group, comprised of the merged practices of Transport, Water and Sanitation, Urban Development, and Energy. Prior to joining the Bank, she taught at the Center for Construction Research and Education, and the Department of Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is also the Associate Editor for Journal of Infrastructure Systems and a member of a number of international committees on infrastructure development.

                                                                                 
James W. Adams
Vice President, Operations Policy and Country Services
The World Bank Group

Jim Adams is Vice President and Network Head, Operations Policy and Country Services, at the World Bank.  Since joining the Bank in 1974, he has held a variety of operational positions in East Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Most recently, Adams served as Country Director for Tanzania and Uganda. He has also served as Director for Operations Policy, and as a Division Chief of several departments. Before joining the Bank, Adams worked as a loan officer for Merchants Bank, in Syracuse, NY. He  studied at Colgate University, and holds an MPA from Princeton University.


Jamal Al-Kibbi
Senior Operations Officer
The World Bank Group

Jamal Al-Kibbi is a Senior Operations Officer and has the responsibilities of the World Bank's Deputy Resident Representative in Egypt. He has been a Senior Economist in the Economic Policy Division of the World Bank Institute, focusing on capacity building and knowledge sharing mostly in the countries of the Middle East. He also served as Assistant to the Executive Director representing Saudi Arabia on the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank, IFC and MIGA, and Economist for the Africa Country Operations Division. Prior to the Bank, he was a professor of development finance at Georgetown.


Ana-Maria Arriagada
Sector Director, Human Development
Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank Group

Ana-Maria Arriagada, a Chilean national, is Sector Director of the Human Development Department in the Latin America and Caribbean Region at the World Bank.  Her department manages World Bank activities in Education, Health, Nutrition and Population, and Social Protection.  Prior to this appointment, she was Sector Manager for Social Protection in the same region.  She holds a BA degree in Social Sciences from the Universidad Catica de Chile, and a Masters and a PhD in Economics from American University.

                                                                                              
Shawki M. Barghouti
Adviser, Agricultural and Rural Development
The World Bank Group

Shawki M. Barghouti is an Advisor in the World Bank's Agricultural and Rural Development Department. Prior to that he was Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in India. He initially joined the Bank in 1980 as Project Officer in the East Africa Agriculture division. Since then he was Irrigated Crops Advisor and Chief of Agricultural Technology and Natural Resources Division within the Agriculture and Rural Development department. He was also the Division Chief to Agriculture and Water in South Asia from 1992 to 1997. Before joining the Bank, he held assignments with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and the Ford Foundation.


Cesare Calari
Vice President, Financial Sector Network
The World Bank Group

Cesare Calari was appointed Vice President of the World Bank's Financial Sector Network in July, 2001.  He is responsible for the Bank's policy, advisory, and lending work in respect of financial sector development and stability. He joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 1982 and has held a number of appointments there, including Director of the Africa Region and Director of the Global Financial Markets Group. Prior to the IFC, he practiced law and worked with the Bank of Italy. Mr. Calari is currently a member of the Financial Stability Forum and serves on the Board of Directors of Moneda Asset Management (Santiago, Chile).

                                                                                                     
Gonzalo Castro
Biodiversity Team Leader
Global Environment Facility

Gonzalo Castro is currently Leader of the Biodiversity Team in the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Previously, he was Sr. Biodiversity Specialist with the Environment Department of the World Bank. Before joining the World Bank, his posts included Vice President (acting) and Director for Latin America and the Caribbean with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington and founder and first CEO of Wetlands for the Americas (today Wetlands International). He has been a consultant to multilateral development organizations, private foundations, governments, and NGOs; served on numerous boards of scientific and international organizations; and published over one hundred and twenty scientific and popular articles in journals, magazines, and books.


Julius E. Coles
President
Africare

Julius E. Coles is the President of Africare. Before assuming this position, he was the Director of Morehouse College's Andrew Young Center for International Affairs from 1997-2002. He served as the Director of Howard University's Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center from 1994-1997.  He spent most of his career in the foreign service with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), from which he retired in 1994 with the rank of Career Minister. He has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Career Service Award (1995), the Presidential Meritorious Service Award (1983-1986), and was decorated by President Abdou Diouf of Senegal as Commander in the Order of Lion (1994).


Pamela Cox
Director, Strategy and Operations
Africa Region, The World Bank Group

Pamela Cox has been Director of Strategy and Operations for the Africa Region since 2000. Prior to that, she was Country Director for South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. As Chief of the Country Operations Division in East Asia, she covered Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea. Before that, she served as Chief of the Agriculture and Environment Operations Division of East Asia. During her career in the Bank, Ms. Cox has also worked as an economist in South Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Africa. Ms. Cox joined the Bank in 1980 as a Young Professional.

                                                                                                      
David R. Dollar
Director, Development Policy
The World Bank Group

David R. Dollar is Director of Development Policy in the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) of the World Bank. Before joining DEC he was the World Bank's policy advisor to Vietnam from 1989 to 1995, a period of intense reform and opening to the world economy. He was then appointed Research Manager of the World Bank's Development Research Group in 1995. Prior to joining the World Bank he taught economics at UCLA and as a visitor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing). He recently co-authored the report, Globalization, Growth, and Poverty, as well as the earlier report, Assessing Aid: What Works, What Doesn't and Why.


Steve East
Chief Economist and Managing Director
Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc.

Steve East is Chief Economist and Managing Director for Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc., where he leads the team responsible for economic and policy research. Additionally, Mr. East is a contributing writer and editor of FBR's Washington Focus, a publication providing investors with insights into how events in Washington impact the economy and financial markets. Prior to joining FBR, Mr. East was the manager of taxable fixed-income trading at Barre & Co, Inc.

                                                                                                  
Tilman Ehrbeck
Principal
McKinsey & Company

Tilman Ehrbeck joined McKinsey & Company in 1996, where he is a member of the broader leadership in McKinsey's North American Financial Services and Payer-Provider Practices. He primarily serves clients in the financial services and health care industries, concentrating on strategic, organizational, and performance management issues. Prior to McKinsey, Tilman was a staff economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., an analyst with the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, and a business reporter for the Braunschweiger Zeitung and German Public Radio.


Warren Evans
Sector Manager, Environment
The World Bank Group

Warren Evans is the Environment Sector Manager for the World Bank. His responsibilities include managing the implementation of the Bank's strategy and policies on the environment; supporting the mainstreaming of environmental and sustainable development objectives throughout internal and external operations; promoting the overall performance of the Bank's environmental portfolio and the environmental sustainability of operations in other sectors; and facilitating expansion and strengthening of global partnerships, including existing programs with global environmental financing mechanisms, NGOs, donors and multilateral financing institutions.  

                                                                                                    
Marisa Fernandez-Palacios
Director, Central Operational Services Unit
The World Bank Group

Marisa Fernandez-Palacios is the Director of the World Bank's Operational Services Unit. She joined the Bank in 1977 as a Young Professional, and has since held various positions in the Latin America and Caribbean Region, the Middle East and North Africa Region, and the Planning and Budgeting Department. Previously she held a position as Partnerships Advisor in the Operational Core Services Unit of the Middle East and North Africa Region.


Armin Fidler
Sector Manager, Health, Nutrition, and Population
Europe and Central Asia Region, The World Bank Group

Armin Fidler was appointed Sector Manager of Health, Nutrition and Population for Europe and Central Asia in 2000. He initially joined the Bank in 1993 as a Public Health Specialist in the Latin America and Caribbean Region and moved to Europe and Central Asia Region in 1997 as a Senior Health Specialist. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Fidler worked for the World Health Organization in Mexico and Central America as Sub-Regional Advisor from 1990 to 1993. He is a licensed Family Physician and was admitted into the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program at the US Centers for Disease Control and received training at CDC in Atlanta, GA.


Trevor Field
Director
Roundabout Outdoor (Pty) Ltd

Trevor Field formed Roundabout Outdoor (Pty) Ltd with his partner Mr. Paulo Ristic in 1996.  He is responsible for raising donor funds to cover the capital cost of play pump installations in South Africa and the rest of the world.  He is also responsible for the company's advertising and marketing, and is head of new projects. Before forming Roundabout Outdoor, he was involved in advertising and marketing for national magazines and newspapers in South Africa for some fifteen years.  Roundabout Outdoor won funding from the 2000 Development Marketplace.

                                                                                                  
Daniela Gressani
Director, Strategy and Operations
Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank Group

Daniela Gressani is currently the Director of Strategy and Operations for the Latin America and Caribbean Region.  She initially joined the Bank in 1988 through the Young Professionals Program. Upon graduation from the Program, she worked as Economist on the Philippines and Belarus and then as Senior Economist for the countries of Belarus and Vietnam. In 1996 she joined the Middle East and North Africa Region, Office of the Regional Chief Economist, and was appointed Sector Leader of the Social and Economic Development Group in 1997. Prior to joining the World Bank, Ms. Gressani worked at Banca d'Italia as an Economist in the Research Department.


Isabel M. Guerrero
Country Director  Mexico and Colombia
The World Bank Group

Isabel M. Guerrero is the World Bank's Country Director for Mexico and Colombia.  She joined the Bank in 1982 as a Young Professional and was later assigned to the East Asia and Pacific Country Programs Department as an Economist, becoming Senior Economist in 1988.  She later became a Principal Country Economist working in the Middle East and North Africa Region in addition to Europe and Central Asia.  In 1997, she became Country Director for Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru.


Yee Woo Guo
Chief of Evaluation
United Nations Capital Development Fund

Yee Woo Guo (Eddie) joined the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) as Chief of Evaluation in 1999. He oversees programs and projects supporting decentralized public and micro-finance investments in Least Developed Countries. Prior to joining UNCDF, he was Assistant Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Bangladesh. Before that he was Regional Coordinator of Asia for the Overseas Development Network (renamed JustAct), a US-based NGO promoting student activism in support of grassroots development.

                                                                                                        
Keith Hansen
Manager, AIDS Campaign Team (ACTafrica)
The World Bank Group

Keith Hansen assumed his current position as Manager of the AIDS Campaign Team (ACTafrica) for the World Bank in February 2002. He is responsible for the overall policy direction of the Bank's HIV/AIDS work in Africa and for overseeing the ongoing implementation of its regional HIV/AIDS strategy. In particular, he leads ACTafrica's efforts to facilitate implementation of the Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Program (MAP) for Africa. Prior to that, he managed health and education projects in southern Africa, served as Special Assistant to the Vice President for Africa, and worked on environmental issues in Latin America. He teaches courses on AIDS as a development issue, and on the impact of development assistance at Princeton University.

Edgardo B. Herbosa
Founder
b2bpricenow.com

Edgardo B. Herbosa is the founder of b2bpricenow.com, whose E-commerce for Farmers Program was one of the winners at the 2002 Development Marketplace competition. He is a Counter-trade Offset Specialist, and since 1989 has been working on international and domestic trade issues for various multinational firms. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).

Judith E. Heumann
Adviser, Disability and Development
Human Development Network, The World Bank Group

Judith E. Heumann is Adviser to the Disability and Development Group of the World Bank's Human Development Network, and has her own consulting firm, Heumann & Associates, Inc. From 1975 to 1981, she was deputy director of the Center for Independent Living, Berkeley and went on to become Special Assistant to the California State Director of the Department of Rehabilitation. From 1982 to 1993 she was Cofounder and Deputy Director of the World Institute on Disability, and then Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education from 1993 to 2001. She serves on various boards at the national and local level and has received many awards.

                                                                                                 
Desmond Johns
Director
UNAIDS New York Office

Desmond Johns is the Director of the UNAIDS New York Office. Prior to his current position, he served as South Africa's Health Attach in Geneva with responsibility for WHO and UNAIDS and in this capacity, also chaired the African Health Group.  He is a medical doctor and has wide clinical experience covering the public, private and academic sectors. 


Ruth Kagia
Director, Education
Human Development Network, The World Bank Group

Ruth Kagia was appointed the Director of Education for the World Bank's Human Development Network in March 2001. She initially joined the Bank in August 1990 as an education specialist in the Africa Region.  In July 1994, she transferred to the East Asia and Pacific Region as a senior education specialist and in September 1996 returned to the Africa Region as Sector Manager for Human Development for the Eastern and Southern African region. She was promoted in September 1999 to Director for Strategy and Operations in the Human Development Network anchor. Prior to joining the Bank in 1990, Ms. Kagia worked for 17 years in Kenya and Eastern Africa where she held senior positions in teaching, research and management.


Mats Karlsson
Country Director Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone
The World Bank Group

Mats Karlsson is the World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia. He joined the World Bank in 1999 as Vice President of External Affairs and United Nations Affairs. Prior to that, he was the Swedish State Secretary for International Development Cooperation from 1994 to 1999. He was also Chief Economist in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and then secretary to the Chairman of the Commission of Global Governance.

                                                                                                   
Shigeo Katsu
Regional Vice President, Europe & Central Asia Region
The World Bank Group

Shigeo Katsu was appointed Regional Vice President for the World Bank's Europe & Central Asia Region (ECA) in August 2003. Previously he was the Director of Regional Operations for ECA. He has more than 20 years experience in different parts of the World Bank, including the following: Cote d'Ivoire Regional Mission, Benin Resident Mission, Western Africa Projects Department, East Asia & Pacific Region, China Department, and Industry & Energy Operations Division. He was also seconded to the Export-Import Bank of Japan between 1989 and 1992.


Joan Kaufman
Director, AIDS Public Policy Project
Harvard University

 Joan Kaufman is the director of Harvard University's AIDS Public Policy Project, an initiative designed to train national, provincial and county-level government officials to mount an effective multi-sectoral response to the AIDS epidemic. Prior to this, she was the Ford Foundation's Gender and Reproductive Health Program Officer for China where her portfolio focused on the issues of population policy, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and gender and reproductive health in rural health reform. After leaving China, Kaufman became a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard University and later lectured at the School of Public Health from 1990 - 1999, where she received her Ph.D. She is currently assisting the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative to develop their program in China. 

                                                                                               
Robert E. Kennedy
Professor
University of Michigan Business School

Robert E. Kennedy is a Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business at the University of Michigan Business School. He also serves as Associate Director of the William Davidson Institute, a non-profit, research and educational institute. A well known speaker and educator, he has authored more than 50 articles, notes, and case studies on emerging market issues. He earned an MS in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in business economics from Harvard.


Karin M. Krchnak
Senior Associate,  Institutions and Governance
World Research Institute

Karin M. Krchnak is Senior Associate III for Institutions and Governance at the World Research Institute (WRI). Previously she was Program Manager for the Population and Environment Program at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). She has been Country Director for the Western Newly Independent States and Director of the Environmental Law Program for the American Bar Association Central and Eastern European Law Initiative. She has also worked as an environmental attorney for Science Applications International Corporation and the Environmental Law Institute, and editor for the East Asian Legal Studies Program at the University of Maryland School of Law. She has taught at numerous universities and law faculties, and is the author of several publications.


Dominique Lallement
Adviser, Energy and Water Department
The World Bank Group

Dominique Lallement is the Energy Adviser in the Energy and Water Department and Manager of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). She also coordinates the Technical Secretariat of the Global Village Energy Partnership, currently hosted by ESMAP. Other positions Dominique has held in the bank include: Division Chief for Energy and Infrastructure; Chief of the Portfolio Monitoring Unit; and Project Officer/Task Manager. Before joining the World Bank, Dominique lectured on agricultural and rural development at George Washington University, was a consultant for the Ford Foundation in India, and researcher for the International Labor Office in Geneva.

                                                                                                  
Manuel M. Lantin
Science Adviser, CGIAR
The World Bank Group

Manuel Lantin is the Science Adviser to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Secretariat in the World Bank. Prior to joining the Bank in 1996, he served in the Philippine Department of Agriculture as Undersecretary for Research, Training and Field Operations. He started his professional career as Assistant Professor of Agronomy/Plant Breeding in the University of the Philippines at Los Banos, and has authored over 25 scientific publications and conference papers. In 1989 he was a recipient of The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines Award (Agriculture).


Maureen Lewis
Sector Manager, Human Development
The World Bank Group

Maureen Lewis is the Sector Manager for the World Bank's Human Development Network. She oversees the economic and policy work of the World Bank in the area of human development, encompassing health, education, labor markets, pensions and welfare.  She is an expert on the economics of health, has published widely on health and population issues in the developing and transition countries, and has worked in over 30 countries.  Prior to this, she managed a group of policy analysts and project managers in the area of human development in the World Bank's Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. 


Robert L. Mallett
Senior Vice President
Pfizer Inc.

Robert L. Mallett is Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs for Pfizer Inc. He serves as a member of the Pfizer Management Council and Pfizer Foundation Board, and is an elected officer of the corporation. Prior to joining Pfizer in April 2001, he was Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He also served on the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and was a member of the 3-member Federal Steel Loan Guaranty Board. He has served as City Administrator and Deputy Mayor for the District of Columbia, and Legal Counsel to former United States Senator Lloyd Bentsen. He is on the board of numerous organizations and the Chairman of the US-South Africa Business Council.


Serge Michailof
Executive Director
Agence Francaise de Developpement

Serge Michailof, a French national, is presently Executive Director and Director for Operations of Agence Francaise de Developpement, the French development agency, and also Vice President of Proparco, AFD's subsidiary for private sector development. While at the World Bank, he was a Country Director from 1996-2000 and later, Senior Adviser to the Vice President for the Africa Region.  He has a PhD in economics, a MBA (HEC Paris) and an MA in anthropology from Sorbonne. He has worked and spent most of his life in Latin America, Asia, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, and published three books, including a classic French textbook on project analysis.

                                                                                                
Ok Pannenborg
Senior Health Adviser, Africa Region
The World Bank Group

Ok Pannenborg is the Senior Health Adviser of the World Bank, based in the Africa Region operations. He is also Principal Member of the Bank's overall Sector Board for Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP). He joined the World Bank in 1986 after several years as director for strategic policy at the Netherlands Ministry of Health, and population and health advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Within the Bank he has worked in HNP operations for the Asia and Africa regions. He has also worked for WHO, UNHCR and NGOs in Latin America, Africa and Asia. He was a professor of social medicine and epidemiology, and has been published extensively on international health, epidemiology and tropical medicine.


Pamela S. Passman
Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate Affairs
Microsoft Corporation

Pamela S. Passman is the Deputy General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation's Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs group. From October 1996 through April 2002, Passman was based in Tokyo and directed Microsoft's Law and Corporate Affairs groups in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Peoples' Republic of China, including Hong Kong. Prior to joining Microsoft, she was with Covington & Burling, an international law firm based in Washington, D.C., and also spent two years practicing law in Japan. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and the Executive Committee of the Board for the National Center for APEC.


Lynn Pikholz
Managing Director
ShoreBank

Lynn Pikholz is the Managing Director for Shorebank Advisory Services where she leads the Africa Team. She has over ten years of experience in small business, microenterprise and housing development in both developing and developed countries. Her work focuses on financial intermediaries that serve small/medium enterprises and microenterprises, both internationally and domestically. Prior to joining Shorebank, she worked as an economist at Barclays Bank, SA, and later as a senior policy analyst at a leading development NGO in South Africa. She is author of several microfinance, enterprise development, and housing papers.


Shaha Riza
Manager, External Affairs and Outreach
Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank Group

Shaha Riza was appointed the Manager of the World Bank's External Affairs and Outreach for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in May 2001. Prior to that she worked in the MENA Social and Economic Development Group. She originally joined the Bank in 1997 as a consultant to MENA, Office of the Regional Vice President. She has also held positions at the Iraq Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the International Forum for Democratic Studies.


Gowher Rizvi
Director, Ash Institute for Democratic Governance & Innovation
Harvard University

Gowher Rizvi is the Director of the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance & Innovation at the John F. School of Government, Harvard University.  In a career spanning four continents over a quarter of a century, he has combined academic work with positions in international organizations, not-for-profit institutions and the media. In the past he has worked for the Ford Foundation, Asia Society, and the United Nations, as well as teaching at Oxford University (UK), Williams College (PA), the University of Warwick (UK), and the University of Canterbury (NZ). He is the author of numerous books, most recently South Asia in a Changing International Order. He also has considerable hands-on experience in institutional management, international development and conflict resolution.


John Roome
Operations Director, South Asia Region
The World Bank Group

John Roome was appointed Operations Director in the South Asia region of the World Bank in October 2003. Previously he was the Director of the Africa Region's Operational Quality and Knowledge Services Group. Since joining the World Bank in 1989, John has worked mainly in Africa, focusing primarily on infrastructure issues. He has also worked for the International Finance Corporation doing deals in the banking, mining and agro-industry sectors of Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Prior to joining the World Bank, John worked in Europe for Monitor Company, a leading corporate strategy consulting firm.


Harold Rosen
Director, Small and Medium Enterprises Program
International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group

Harold Rosen was appointed Director of the World Bank/International Finance Corporation (IFC) department for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) since March 2000. Before this he was Director of IFC's Central and Southern Europe Department, where he established the Balkans Enterprise Facility and other wholesaling approaches to financing and advising SMEs. From 1992-1997 he was manager for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, starting IFC's operations in Indochina, which included the establishment of the Mekong Project Development Facility and the Mekong Financing Line. He joined the Bank as a Young Professional in 1978 and worked on investments in Africa, Latin America, and the Soviet Union earlier in his career.


Onno Schellekens
Director
PharmAccess International

Onno Schellekens is the Director of PharmAccess International, a Dutch-based NGO that specializes in HIV/AIDS treatment programs in Africa. Prior to that he co-founded and became CEO of the application service provider marviQ, which was taken over by IPP in 2002. He also worked for 10 years at Solvay Pharmaceuticals, and was responsible for Asia and South Africa before leaving the company.


Mirjam Sching
Director
Schwab Foundation

Mirjam Sching was appointed Director of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in September 2002. She had initially joined the Foundation at its inception in August 2000, as Senior Project Manager, and was instrumental in building its operations and shaping its strategy. Previously she spent three years at Bain & Company as a consultant, where she developed investment and growth strategies for leading international firms. In addition, she analyzed the social sector lending strategies in Southern Latin America for the World Bank, Washington, D.C.


Nemat Shafik 
Vice President and Head of Infrastructure Network
The World Bank Group

Nemat Shafik was appointed Vice President of the World Bank's Infrastructure division in May 2003. She also serves as a non-executive director on the Management Board of the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DfID), and chairs several international consultative groups that support microfinance (CGAP), energy (ESMAP), water and sanitation for the poor (WSP), urban development and slum upgrading (Cities Alliance), information technologies for development (Infodev) and private participation in infrastructure (PPIAF). Previously, she played several key roles within the Private Sector Development, Infrastructure and Guarantees and eventually became Vice President of the division. She was also part of the senior management group of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Before that she held positions as Economist and Chief Economist within the Bank.


Fulai Sheng
Director, International Policy Initiatives
Conservation International

Fulai Sheng is Director for International Policy Initiatives at the Center for Conservation and Government, Conservation International (CI). Prior to joining CI in 2000, he worked for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International for eight years during which he researched the relationships among macroeconomic reforms, poverty, and the environment. He started his career at the Chinese Ministry of Finance and the Chinese Executive Director's Office of the World Bank in the late 1980s. His major publications include Real Value for Nature: An Overview of Global Efforts to Achieve True Measures of Economic Progress and Wants, Needs, and Rights  Economic Instruments for Biodiversity Conservation  A Dialogue.


Shashi Kant Shrivastava
Senior Education Specialist, South Asia Region
The World Bank Group

Shashi Kant Shrivastava serves as Operations Adviser for the World Bank's Education Portfolio in the South Asia Region. Prior to joining the Bank in 1993, Mr. Shrivastava was a Professor of Space Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He also served as Advisor in the field of Technical Education to the Government of India, Managing Director of the Educational Consultants India Limited, and as a consultant to UNESCO, World Bank, Indian Space Research Organisation, and NASA.


Richard Skolnik
Director, Center for Global Health
George Washington University

Richard Skolnik is the Director of the Center for Global Health at George Washington University.  He spent 25 years at the World Bank, during 15 of which he was a senior manager of the Bank's health and education portfolios.  Professor Skolnik is a member of the Technical Review Panel for the Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria.  He recently led independent evaluations of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and the Global Alliance for the Elimination of Leprosy and he is now co-leading a review of the World Bank's HIV/AIDS work in Russia.  Professor Skolnik is an advisor to the WHO on public/private partnerships for TB control and follow-up to the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health.


Anil Sood
Vice President
The World Bank Group

Anil Sood was the Vice President for Strategy and Resource Management for the World Bank. Prior to that, he worked in the departments of Industry and Energy, Private Sector Development, Finance and Country Operations for the Europe and Central Asia region, and the Middle East and North Africa Regional Technical Department. He also created the Bank's networks and thematic groups and, earlier on, its capacity in industrial restructuring and privatization.


Vinod Thomas
Country Director, Brazil
The World Bank Group

Vinod Thomas assumed his current position as Country Director for Brazil in 2001. Previously, he was Vice President of the World Bank Institute (WBI). He has also held positions as chief economist for East Asia and the Pacific region, chief economist for Asia, staff director for the World Development Report (1991), chief of trade policy, and principal economist for Colombia. Before joining the Bank, he lectured at Vassar College and taught at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. His most recent publication is The Quality of Growth.

 

Hasan Tuluy
Director, Operations & Country Services Department
Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank Group

Hasan Tuluy is the Director of the Operations & Country Services Department in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA), and most recently was Director of the Corporate Strategy Group. He joined the Bank in June 1987 as economist in the West Africa Programs Department, until becoming coordinator for the Mediterranean Environmental Technical Assistance Program (METAP) in early 1991. In January 1994, he returned to the Africa Region as country coordinator for Senegal and Mali, and then Country Director for Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Sao Tome & Principe in 1996. Prior to joining the Bank he helped found an international consulting firm in Boston. Hasan is a Turkish citizen, and he and his wife, Andre, have a son (Turan) aged 17.


Marta Tvardek
Special Senior Advisor, Multilateral Investment Fund
Inter-American Development Bank

Marta Tvardek is Special Senior Advisor to the Multilateral Investment Fund at the Inter-American Development Bank.  Ms. Tvardek has worked with the IDB since 1978 in various departments, including Controller's and Human Resources where she was Division Chief of Employment for 4 years. She has extensive experience in working with both Headquarters and Country Office Departments in areas relating to organization, structure, and internal processes.


Keshav Varma
Sector Director, Urban Development
East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group

Keshav Varma was appointed Sector Director of the World Bank's Urban Development Sector Unit, East Asia and Pacific Region in October, 1997.  Prior to joining the Bank, Varma held a number of high level positions in India, including Industries Commissioner, Ministry of Industries and Mines, Gujarat; and Managing Director, Agro Industries Corporation, Gujarat. He is the founding President of the City Managers' Association of Gujarat. In 1996, he was awarded Innovative Manager of the Year at the Indian Institute of Ahmedabad (IIMA) Alumni Association.


Michael Walton
Adviser, Poverty Reduction and Human Development
Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank Group

Michael Walton is Regional Adviser on Poverty Reduction and Human Development for the Latin America and Caribbean Region of the World Bank. He has worked for over twenty years as an economist and development practitioner in the Bank, including extended periods focused on Indonesia and Southern Africa. He worked on the 1990 World Development Report on poverty, was economic adviser to two Chief Economists of the World Bank, and director for the 1995 World Development Report on labor. From 1995 to 1997 he was Chief Economist to the East Asia and Pacific Region, and was the Bank's Director of Poverty Reduction from 1997 to 2000.


Vera P. Weill-Hallebr> Director, North American Liaison Offices
International Fund for Agricultural Development

Vera P. Weill-Hallbr has been Director of the North American Liaison Offices for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) since 1985. In addition, she serves as a liaison with other international organizations such as the World Bank, IMF, Inter-American Development Bank, and the UN Secretariat in New York. She has served on the boards of many non-governmental organizations addressing gender and sustainable development, and is currently a board member of the Women's Edge, an Advisory Member of World Women in Defense of the Environment, and a member of the Women's Foreign Policy Group.


Gerald T. West
Director of the Policy and Environment Department
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, The World Bank Group

Gerald West is currently Director of the Policy and Environment Department of the World Bank's Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).  Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. West spent 10 of his 14 years at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) as Vice President for Development while concurrently teaching international business diplomacy at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.  Prior to OPIC, Mr. West  lectured at New York Management Center and Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He also held several positions at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, as Assistant to the President for Research and Assistant to the Director for Research.


Jan-Olaf Willums
President
Inspire AS

 
Jan-Olaf Willums is President of InSpire, a Norwegian venture capital company set up to invest in environmentally sound activities. Prior to his current post he held a number of senior management positions in major companies including Storebrand and Volvo.  In 1990 he was appointed Executive Director for Energy and Environment of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris to prepare the official industry's input to the Rio Earth Summit, and founded the World Industry Council for the Environment, which later merged to become the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.  He currently serves on the External Advisory Board of the World Bank Institute and is a Deputy Chairman of the Bellagio Forum for Sustainable Development.


John Wilton
Vice President, Strategy, Finance, and Risk Management
The World Bank Group

John Wilton is the Vice President of the World Bank's Strategy, Finance and Risk Management Department. Previously he was Director and Chief Credit Officer for the Finance Vice Presidency and chaired the Short-Term Risk Monitoring Group. He joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in February 1982 and has broad experience within the Bank, having worked in country operations in Africa, Asia, and Europe and Central Asia; Development Economics; and Treasury. He was also appointed overseas as an economist in the Indonesia field office, and as Resident Representative to Bulgaria. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked as an economist in Tanzania with the Overseas Development Institute.


Holly Wise
Secretariat Director, Global Development Alliance
US Agency for International Development

Holly Wise is a Senior Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). She is the Secretariat Director for the Global Development Alliance and previously she led USAID's Office of Business Development. As USAID Chair at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, she taught political science, environmental courses, and published research on China. In almost 25 years of foreign assistance work, she has served in Uganda, Kenya, Barbados, China, and the Philippines.


R. Michael Wright
Area Director of Conservation and Sustainable Development
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

R. Michael Wright is the MacArthur Foundation's Area Director of Conservation and Sustainable Development since January 2002. Wright joined the Nature Conservancy where he served from 1972 to 1979, ultimately becoming the first director of its International Program. He moved to the World Wildlife Fund in 1979, and held a variety of positions over the next 15 years including developing and directing the Wildlands and Human Needs Program. From 1980 to 1981, Wright also served in the Carter Administration as Assistant Director of the Task Force on Global Resources and Environment. Most recently he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the African Wildlife Foundation.

Debrework Zewdie
Program Director, Global HIV/AIDS Program
The World Bank Group

Debrework Zewdie is the Director of the World Bank's Global HIV/AIDS Program. Prior to this, she managed the AIDS Campaign Team for Africa (ACTafrica), which was responsible for the US$1 billion Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Program for Africa. Before joining the Bank in 1994, she was Deputy Regional Director of the Africa Region for the AIDS Control and Prevention project (AIDSCAP) of Family Health International in Nairobi, Kenya and worked in sixteen African countries. She also held several research, management, and teaching positions focusing on public health issues. She has been published in over 100 journals and book chapters on a variety of subjects.