Jean Pesme is a practice manager in the World Bank Group, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice. This practice is an integral part of the World Bank Group’s on-going global and country based efforts on governance and financial sector development. This work involves a range of activities to promote integrity, as well as combat corruption, money-laundering, financing of terrorism, and more generally illicit financial flows.
Jean is also the coordinator of the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), a partnership of the World Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, which works to prevent the laundering of the proceeds of corruption and facilitates the more systematic and timely return of stolen assets. Jean oversees the delivery of advisory services (country diagnostics, technical and case assistance), preparation and dissemination of policy development reports and knowledge, and actively participates in global initiatives and standard-setting (UN, G20, FATF…).
Prior to joining the World Bank, Jean already worked on Anti Money Laundering (AML) and anti-corruption issues.
Jean is a French citizen and resides in Washington DC.