Erivaldo Alfredo Gomes, a Brazil national, is the World Bank Group Executive Director representing Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Philippines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, since May 2022.
Prior to joining the World Bank Board of Executive Directors, Mr. Gomes was Secretary for International Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Economy (2019-2022). Earlier, he held senior positions in the Brazilian Ministry of Finance, including Deputy Secretary for Economic and Financial Institutions and International Cooperation; Deputy Undersecretary for International Trade; General Coordinator for Trade Policy and Trade Integration; Head of Division for MERCOSUR and Trade Negotiations (1998-2018). Mr. Gomes led the Brazilian Country Platform (COFIEX) for development finance projects with IADB, BID Invest, WB, IFC, NDB, CAF and FONPLATA (2019-2022).
Mr. Gomes has over twenty years of experience in international economic cooperation and multilateral negotiations. He currently serves as Chairman to the Budget Committee (BC).