As the CEO for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association, the World Bank’s lending arms for middle-income and poor countries, Georgieva has built support across the international community to help mobilize resources and develop more effective solutions for the poor.
Deeply knowledgeable in international development and finance, Georgieva has established a well-deserved reputation during her time at the Bank for her ability to build broad consensus and turn strategies into practice. She has more than 100 publications on environmental and economic policy topics, including a textbook on microeconomics.
Dr. Georgieva is a gifted ambassador and organization leader committing $42 billion to the developing world. As a Bulgarian national and European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, she most recently ran a €161 billion (US $175bn) budget and 33,000 staff across its institutions globally.
Previously, Georgieva, a Bulgarian national, helped shape the agenda of the European Union, first as Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, where she managed one of the world's largest humanitarian aid budget and established herself as a global champion for resilience.
Georgieva is widely respected for her efforts to mobilize the international community to find innovative solutions to today's complex challenges. As the co-chair of the United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, she secured the adoption of a much more effective system to meet the needs of record numbers of vulnerable people.
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