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Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva, Acting President, World Bank

Kristalina Georgieva is responsible for building support across the international community to help mobilize resources for poor and middle-income countries and to develop more effective solutions for the poor at the scale required.

Previously, Ms. Georgieva, a Bulgarian national, helped shape the agenda of the European Union, first as Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, managing one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid budgets, and later as Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, in charge of the European Union’s €161 billion (US $175 billion) budget and 33,000 staff around the world. 

Before joining the European Commission, Ms. Georgieva held multiple positions at the World Bank, including, most recently, Vice President and Corporate Secretary (2008-2010), and from 2007 to 2008, Director for Sustainable Development in charge of 60 percent of the World Bank’s policy and lending operations.