13th President of the World Bank Group Selected

The Executive Directors of the World Bank today unanimously selected David R. Malpass as President of the World Bank Group for a five-year term beginning on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The Board expressed its deep gratitude to Interim President Kristalina Georgieva for her dedication and leadership in recent months.

Mr. Malpass previously served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs for the United States. As Under Secretary, Mr. Malpass represented the United States in international settings, including the G-7 and G-20 Deputy Finance Ministerial, World Bank-IMF Spring and Annual Meetings, and meetings of the Financial Stability Board, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

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The IMF/World Bank Group Spring Meetings is an event you won’t want to miss. Join us online the week of April 8 for seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial system.

Mainstage speakers this year include representatives from top-notch institutions and organizations such as the United Nations, National Geographic, World Trade Organization, Bloomberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others.

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Kristalina Georgieva | Chief Executive Officer, World Bank
Christine Lagarde | Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Amina Mohammed | Deputy Secretary General, United Nations
Roberto Azevedo | Director-General, World Trade Organization
Filippo Grandi | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

These are just a few of our 2019 Spring Meetings speakers. Check out who else is coming.

These are some of our featured events you shouldn’t miss

Investing in People: Power of the human capital

THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CASE FOR HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
BUILDING HUMAN CAPITAL IN AFRICA: THE FUTURE OF A GENERATION THE LEARNING REVOLUTION

Fragility, Conflict and Violence

PREVENTING CONFLICT, PROMOTING PEACE
DRIVING PRIVATE INVESTMENT TO FRAGILE SETTINGS
BEYOND BORDERS: A LOOK AT THE VENEZUELAN EXODUS

STATE OF THE AFRICA REGION: THE ROLE OF REGIONAL COOPERATION IN TACKLING FRAGILITY

Growth and Poverty

BEYOND UNCERTAINTY: LEVERAGING TRADE TO REDUCE POVERTY
ON THE MENU: CAN FOOD BE THE PLANET’S MEDICINE?
MAKING GROWTH WORK FOR THE POOR

Don’t worry if you can’t be at #WBGMeetings in person. We’ve got you covered with World Bank Live. Block out time now to watch our events live, and in case you miss it, you can still catch up with our World Bank Group activities on our Spring Meetings live blog.