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Klaus Koch-Saldarriaga


Regulatory Specialist, Business Ready (B-READY), Global Indicators Group

DEC Development Economics

Klaus Koch-Saldarriaga is a Team Lead overseeing the B-Ready Business Insolvency working group. He also coordinated the public consultation for the Business-Ready Concept Note. Before joining B-Ready team he oversaw the interactions with governments for the Doing Business report, and led the Resolving Insolvency and the Labor indicators indicator teams. He also worked in the Citizen Engagement in Rulemaking project. Klaus holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from UC Berkeley, attended the Harvard University negotiation program and holds a law degree from Javeriana University in Colombia (graduated with honors). Prior to joining the World Bank Group, he was a Counselor (Diplomat) at the Embassy of Colombia in the United States, where he coordinated the working relationship with U.S. Congress for the approval of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. He also worked as in-house lawyer at Business Association of Colombia (ANDI), and the law firms Heuking Kühn in Germany and DG&A in Colombia. He speaks Spanish and is conversant in German.

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