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Kristalina GEORGIEVA Chief Executive Officer, IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IDA - International Development Association, Washington; former Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels


1986 Ph.D. (Economic Sciences), University of National and World Economy, Sofia. Thesis: Environmental Protection Policy and Economic Growth in the USA
1977-1993 Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia
1987-1988 Research Fellow, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
1991 Visiting Professor, University of the South Pacific, Fiji; and Australian National University. Lectured on Economies in Transition
1992 Consultant, Environomics and Merser Management Consulting Inc, Environmental policy services for Central and Eastern Europe
1993-1997 Environmental Economist/Senior Environmental Economist, Environment Division, Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
1997-1998 Sector Manager, Environment, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group
1998-1999 Sector Director, Environment and Social Development, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group
2000-2004 Director, Environment Department, The World Bank Group
2004-2007 Director and Resident Representative of the Russian Federation, The World Bank Group, Moscow
2007-2008 Director, Strategy and Operations, Sustainable Development, The World Bank Group
2008-2010 Vice President and Corporate Secretary, The World Bank Group
2010-2014 European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response, Brussels
since 2014 European Commission Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Brussels
since 2015 Co-chair of UN Secretary General High Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing


Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, 2009
LEAD International, Member of the Board of Trustees, 2003-2009
Institute for Sustainable Communities, Member of the Board of Trustees, 2003-2005
Member of China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, 2012-2016