Frederico Gil Sander is the World Bank’s Senior Country Economist for India based in New Delhi, a position he has held since July 2015. In this position, he leads the work on macroeconomic and fiscal policy analysis, which include the preparation of the twice-yearly India Development Update.
Mr. Gil Sander previously served as the senior country economist for Malaysia, preparing macroeconomic analyses and forecasts, and coordinating the World Bank’s program with the Government of Malaysia. While in Southeast Asia between 2008 and 2015, he also worked on debt and macroeconomic issues in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.
Mr. Gil Sander joined the World Bank in 2006. As a part of the Economic Policy and Debt department, he worked on debt relief for poor countries, capacity building for debt management, and debt sustainability analyses. During that time, Mr. Gil Sander engaged with debt managers in Central African Republic, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mozambique and São Tomé e Príncipe.
Previously, Mr. Gil Sander worked with investment bank Bear Stearns in New York where he issued bonds for emerging market governments and companies, and provided corporate finance advisory services to Latin American and European firms.
A native of Brazil, Mr. Gil Sander holds an MA and a PhD in political economy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a BA from Yale University.