Martin Põder serves as the Alternate Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank Group where he represents the constituencies of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
From 2006-2013, Mr. Põder served in the Ministry of Finance of Estonia, where he held two positions, including: Acting Deputy Secretary General for Financial Policy and External Relations and Head of the EU and International Relations Department Prior to joining the World Bank Group in July 2016, he was Head of the Finance Section and Financial Counsellor at Estonia’s Permanent Representation to the European Union.
In addition to his work with the Ministry for Finance, Mr. Põder also served as Senior Policy Adviser at the Bank of Estonia and as Head of the International and External Relations Department. From 2000-2003 he served at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as the Alternate Director for Sweden, Iceland and Estonia. Earlier in his career, Mr. Põder served as Deputy Secretary General at the Ministry of Finance of Estonia.
From 1994-1997 Mr. Põder worked at the World Bank as an Assistant to the Executive Director for the Nordic and Baltic Constituency. Prior to this, he worked at the Ministry of Finance of Estonia as the Head of Department for International Relations, and as Project Manager at Estonia’s Department for Foreign Economic Relations.
Mr. Põder is a graduate of the Economics Department of the Tallinn Technical University.