Thérèse L. Couture is responsible for leading the World Bank Treasury’s newly created Department of Asset Management and Advisory. In her capacity as Acting Director, Ms. Couture oversees the asset management of $70 billion of liquidity and fixed income portfolios for Trust Funds and clients, including central banks, pension funds, and International Financial Institutions. She also provides strategic leadership for the technical advisory and capacity building under the RAMP program.
Thérèse joined the World Bank in 2018 as Director of Treasury Operations. She managed a team responsible for back-office functions supporting Treasury and the processing of over $7 trillion cash flows on behalf of the World Bank. Thérèse previously served as Senior Director for Banking Operations in the Funds Management and Banking Department at the Bank of Canada. She held management positions in different organizations prior to her tenure at the Bank of Canada.
Ms. Couture holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.