Stephane Guimbert is the Director of the IDA Resource Mobilization and IBRD Corporate Finance department at the World Bank. In this role, he is leading the team preparing and negotiating IDA replenishment strategies and policies, and coordinating their implementation across the institution. This department also leads policy analysis on IBRD income and corporate finance. During the IDA18 replenishment, he was leading the team spearheading the leveraging of IDA’s equity and the creation of the IDA18 IFC-MIGA Private Sector Window, two of the key features of the historic IDA18 replenishment which concluded in December 2016.
Prior to this, he worked in the Bank’s strategy group and as an advisor to World Bank’s Managing Directors. He has been working at the World Bank since 2001, leading projects and analytical work in areas such as economic management, public finance management, private sector development, governance and trade. His work has led him to Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, India, Kenya, Nepal, and Thailand.
Prior to joining the Bank, he was economist at the Ministry of Economy and Finance in France, working on trade policy and tax policy. He holds Master degrees from ‘Ecole Polytechnique’, ENSAE and ‘Université I Paris-Sorbonne’. He is married, has five children, and lives in the Washington, D.C. area.