Genevieve Connors is the Practice Manager for Environment, Natural Resources, and the Blue Economy in the LAC Region, which she joined early in 2022. Her group covers operational business lines across a range of sectors – including forestry, biodiversity, pollution, oceans, and climate change – as well as environmental risk management for LAC under the Bank’s Environment and Social Framework (ESF).
Prior to this, she was the Practice Manager for Advisory and Operations in the Climate Change Group, where she oversaw tracking and reporting of climate mainstreaming and climate finance in Bank operations since 2017. From 2014-2017 she was the Program Leader for Water and Sustainability in the India Country Office, and was based in New Delhi, where she worked on operations and analytical work in the Bank’s sustainability sectors, including water, environment, agriculture, rural development, disaster management and climate change.
From 2013-2015, she supervised implementation of the National Ganga River Basin Project, the $1 billion loan to the Government of India to support cleaning of the Ganges River. She was also a core team member of the South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI) which aimed to increase regional cooperation in the management of Himalayan river systems. She has a B.A. from Columbia, an M.Phil. from Cambridge, and a Ph.D from MIT. She joined the Bank as a Young Professional in 2006.