Kristalina Georgieva is the Interim President of the World Bank Group and Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank. As Interim President, Georgieva drives the World Bank Group’s efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity around the world. 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 will build support across the international community to help mobilize resources and develop more effective solutions for the poor at the scale required.
Previously, Georgieva 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 budgets and established herself as a global champion for resilience. As the European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, Georgieva tripled funding available to the refugee crisis in Europe and drove rapid progress towards achieving a target of 40 per cent of women in management by 2019 in order to improve the Commission’s gender balance.
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.