About the Speaker
As Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer, Joaquim Levy is responsible for the financial and risk management strategies of the World Bank Group and for the institutions that make up the Group.
He contributes to the international dialogue on financial standards and best practices, primarily through his representation of the Group at the Financial Stability Board.
Joaquim joined the World Bank Group in February 2016. Previously, he served as the Minister of Finance for the Federal Republic of Brazil, working with the president and government in reforming the world’s fifth largest economy.
In 2007, Mr. Levy was appointed as the Secretary of Finance of the state of Rio de Janeiro, leading the state to receive an investment-grade credit rating from Standard & Poor’s in early 2010.