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Meet the speaker: Kristalina Georgieva

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Kristalina Georgieva was European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources in the Juncker Commission and recently took over her new post as head of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development at the World Bank. Take the unique opportunity to meet Kristalina Georgieva in person – right after the plenum in a “Meet the speaker”.

Chief Executive Officer, The World Bank, Washington
Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

Kristalina GEORGIEVA

Chief Executive Officer, The World Bank, Washington

 Kristalina Georgieva has been CEO of the World Bank since January 2017. From February 1, 2019 to April 8, 2019, Georgieva was the Interim President for the World Bank Group. As Interim President, Georgieva was responsible for the World Bank Group’s efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity around the world.
  As CEO of the World Bank, which comprises of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association, Georgieva has built support across the international community to mobilize resources for poor and middle-income countries and to create better opportunities for the world’s most vulnerable people.
 Previously Georgieva, a Bulgarian national, helped shape the agenda of the European Union starting in 2010, first as Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, where she managed one of the world's largest humanitarian aid budgets and established herself as a global champion for resilience. As the European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, Georgieva oversaw the European Union's €161 billion (US $175bn) budget and 33,000 staff across its institutions around the world, and tripled funding available to the refugee crisis in Europe.
  Before joining the European Commission, Georgieva had a successful tenure at the World Bank, starting in 1993 as an Environmental Economist. In 2004, Georgieva was made Director for the Russian Federation, based in Moscow. From 2007 to 2008, she was Director for Sustainable Development in charge of policy and lending operations in infrastructure, urban development, agriculture, environment and social development, including support to fragile and conflict-affected countries. From 2008-2010, she was Vice President and Corporate Secretary.
 Kristalina Georgieva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1953. She holds a Ph.D in Economic Science and a M.A. in Political Economy and Sociology from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, where she was an Associate Professor between 1977 and 1991.

Mag.a Rosa LYON

Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

1994-2005 Different jobs, from doctor´s to tax consultant office, from parliament to marketing company
2000-2005 Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
since 2005 Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Radio Österreich 1, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
since 2010 Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Zeit-im-Bild, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
since 2016 Host ZiB, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Financial Market Symposium

show timetable


12:00 - 12:20OpeningPlenary
12:20 - 13:30The “new normal”: deregulation?Plenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the artist: Christin LahrPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the speaker: Kristalina GeorgievaPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the speaker: Pravin GordhanPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The Alpbach Debate: the future of the EuroPlenary
16:00 - 17:30Banking without bankers?Plenary
19:30 - 20:30Special Lecture: Evgeny MorozovPlenary


06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 01: Distributed ledger technologies – a “silver bullet” for compliance and regulation?Breakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 02: Low interest and growth rates revisited: learning from JapanBreakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 03: New business models for banksBreakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 04: Tax havens: the beginning of a new era?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 05: Conflict or cooperation through Brexit?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 06: Artificial intelligence for compliance and regulationBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 07: The future of saving(s)Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 08: The regulator’s challenge to get hold of FinTechs and InsureTechsBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club Special: Scaling up social impact investment to the next level – emerging opportunities in EuropeBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Maximilian TayenthalBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Ruben VardanyanBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Rupert StrachwitzBreakout
19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial