WASHINGTON, February 1, 2013 – Kyle Peters became the World Bank’s Vice President for Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS) on February 1, 2013.
In his new role, Mr. Peters will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of operational policy reforms to help Bank clients achieve results. Peters is returning to the Operations Policy and Country Services Vice Presidency, where he served for six years as Director of Strategy and Country Services, from 2006-2012. There, he was responsible for working on the Bank’s response to the financial crisis of 2008-09, aid effectiveness, operational policy issues related to the International Development Association (IDA—the World Bank’s fund for the poorest), and overseeing policy and reviews of country assistance strategies, development policy lending, and guarantees.
“The Bank’s services to our client countries – and the policies and tools that support those services – are key to our being an effective institution and to continuously increasing our effectiveness,” said Peters. “I am looking forward to working with our teams, clients, and shareholders to help the Bank deliver its vision of reducing poverty, achieving shared prosperity, and ensuring environmental sustainability.”
Mr. Peters brings to the post extensive global and country development experience. For the past year, he served as Director for Strategy and Operations in the Europe and Central Asia Region, working to assure the implementation of the Bank’s regional strategy and country programs. He also worked as a Senior Manager in the Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group and as a sector manager for economic policy working on Eastern and Central Europe, where he worked on regional integration in the Western Balkans. Mr. Peters also worked on macroeconomic issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as well as in East Asia and the Pacific, including three years in the Bank’s country office in Jakarta.
Mr. Peters succeeds Joachim von Amsberg, who is joining the Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships group as Vice President.