Laurent Damblat is a Financial Officer in the Financial Products and Client Solutions team of the World Bank Treasury. He is part of a team of financial specialists that design and implement financial solutions to help clients: (1) access financing for development by mobilizing World Bank Group financial resources and private sector financing; (2) mitigate the impact of financial, natural disaster and commodity risks by facilitating access to market-based risk management tools; and (3) strengthen the capacity of client counterparts in optimizing financing structures. Laurent is leading this work for the French speaking countries in Africa and engaged across the world on a range of financial solutions.
Before joining the World Bank, Laurent worked many years for the European Stability Mechanism in Luxembourg, first as an ALM officer and then as a lending officer. In his previous position, he designed hedging strategies to mitigate financial risks and supported lending programs to Eurozone countries.
Laurent holds a Master of Science in Financial Markets and Investments from SKEMA Business school and is a CFA charter holder.