Deborah Wetzel, a U.S. national with more than 25 years of experience in development work around the world, became the new World Bank Director for Brazil on April 2nd.
Mrs. Wetzel was the World Bank Group's Chief of Staff in Washington. Previously, she served as Director for Governance and Public Sector in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, directing the Bank's work on taxation, public expenditures, decentralization, public sector reform and strengthening, governance and anti-corruption.
“Debbie’s broad experience will be a significant asset as she becomes director of one of the most dynamic, innovative, and fastest growing economies in our region and the world with a growing influence in global affairs,” said Hasan Tuluy, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean. “I am particularly happy to welcome her back to a region she is already familiar with.”