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Gloria M. Grandolini

Country Director for Mexico and Colombia, Latin America & Caribbean

Gloria M. Grandolini is Country Director of the World Bank for Colombia and México since September 2009.

She is responsible for the Bank's program in those countries aimed at delivering innovative development solutions and at partnering with them to leverage their leadership and enhance South-South collaboration.

Her responsibilities include the preparation of country partnership strategies, and the programming and delivery of financial and knowledge services, strategic advice, and overall country relations and policy dialogue.

Since joining the World Bank in 1990 as a Young Professional she has held various positions, most recently as Director of the Banking and Debt Management Department in the World Bank Treasury. There she oversaw the delivery of customized financial solutions, product innovation, and dissemination of offerings to clients and to staff; advisory services in public debt management; and asset-liability management services and hedging execution for the Bank group and its members.

Before that she was a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director representing Italy, Portugal, Albania, Greece, Malta, and San Marino in the Board of the World Bank Group.

Earlier in her career she worked as Country Economist for El Salvador and as Senior Financial Economist in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Gloria M. Grandolini is an Italian national. She has a PhD. in International Economics and a Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, at Tufts University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Foreign Service from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University.

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