World Bank Sanctions Board
Jodi T. GlasowExecutive Secretary
Ms. Jodi T. Glasow, a Canadian national, is the current Executive Secretary to the World Bank Sanctions Board. Prior to joining the Sanctions Board Secretariat, Jodi has held various positions within the World Bank since 2002. She managed the investigations unit of the Department of Ethics and Business Conduct (EBC) from 2017 through 2022. As part of her responsibilities in EBC, Jodi represented the World Bank on various committees, including the Chief Executive Board of the United Nations Task Force on Sexual Harassment. From 2009 through 2017, Jodi served as Executive Secretary, Peer Review Services, overseeing a unit of the World Bank's Internal Justice System. From 2006 through 2009, she served as Executive Secretary (Acting) to the Appeals Committee and Secretary from 2002 through 2006. Before joining the World Bank, Jodi practiced law in Washington, DC, where she focused her litigation practice on labor and employment law. She also worked at the Canadian Embassy for many years. Jodi is a member of the Bars of the State of Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington College of Law, American University, where she was a member of The American University International Law Review. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Ryan Velandria McCarthyDeputy Executive Secretary (Senior Counsel)
Ryan, a U.S. national, is Senior Counsel and Deputy Executive Secretary to the World Bank Sanctions Board. He joined the Sanctions Board Secretariat in April 2013. From 2019-2020, Ryan held the position of Senior Counsel with the World Bank Legal Department’s Institutional Administration Unit (on secondment), where he represented the institution in various litigation matters and served as the primary legal adviser on sanctions policy. Prior to joining the Secretariat, Ryan served as a law clerk on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and worked for several years as a corporate litigator at the law firm, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in New York City. Before working at Boies, Ryan was a Counsellor at the World Bank’s Office of the Special Representative to the U.N. Ryan received his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was a Chayes International Public Service Fellow. Ryan received his Master’s degree in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford University and he received his undergraduate degree, with honors and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Virginia, where he was awarded the Distinguished Student Award. Ryan is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.
Anna Lorem Reyes RamosCounsel
Anna, a Philippine national, joined the Sanctions Board Secretariat in August 2015. Prior to joining the Secretariat, she was a Dispute Settlement Lawyer at the World Trade Organization Appellate Body Secretariat. In the Philippines, she served as a law clerk for a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court after previously working in private practice as a litigator. Anna received her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of the Philippines and obtained her Master of Laws in Public International Law from Queen Mary, University of London on a UK Chevening Scholarship. She is a member of the Philippine Bar.
Eugenia A. PyntikovaCounsel
Eugenia, a dual U.S. and Russian national, joined the Sanctions Board Secretariat in October 2012. From 2022-2023, Eugenia held the position of Integrity Counsel with the International Finance Corporation (on secondment), where she advised on integrity risks in potential IFC projects and managed the development of integrity assessment strategies in FCV contexts. Eugenia earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center where she graduated with multiple distinctions. Concurrently with her JD curriculum, Eugenia earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, summa cum laude, where she focused on vaccine policy and humanitarian emergencies. Prior to joining the Secretariat, Eugenia supported a global biosurveillance project at Georgetown University and advised on research at the intersection of public health, policy, and law. She received her Master of Science degree in Science Policy from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree from West Virginia University, both summa cum laude. Eugenia is a member of the Bar of the State of Virginia and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Felipe Rocha dos SantosCounsel
Felipe, a Brazilian national, joined the Sanctions Board Secretariat as Counsel in January 2018. Prior to this role, Felipe worked at the law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed in Washington, D.C. and Paris, where he represented multinational corporations on anti-corruption matters; managed and performed integrity due diligence reviews across a variety of industries; provided risk-based advice on cross-country business operations under domestic and global integrity standards; and conducted complex field missions and corporate investigations in Latin America and Africa. Before joining this law firm, Felipe served as Chief of Division in the Consumer Protection Bureau of Brazil’s Ministry of Justice, where his responsibilities included advising on the negotiation of international agreements within the Organization of American States and MERCOSUR. Felipe holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, with highest honors, from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil, and a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School. Felipe is licensed to practice law in Brazil, New York, and Washington, D.C. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Sharon Louis GiebelLegal Analyst
Sharon, a Malaysian national, joined the Sanctions Board Secretariat in September 2013. From 2019-2023, Sharon undertook a developmental assignment with the World Bank's Integrity Vice Presidency’s internal investigation unit where she expanded her skills to include investigative work. Prior to joining the Secretariat, Sharon was a Legal and Administrative Assistant for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Administrative Tribunal. Sharon also worked at the World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD) (formerly known as Office of Evaluation and Suspension (OES)) as a Program Assistant and later a Junior Professional Associate. Sharon received a Master of Professional Studies in Paralegal Studies, summa cum laude, from George Washington University in 2013 and was honored by an induction into the National Paralegal Honor Society (LEX) for Academic Excellence. Sharon also received a Bachelor of Science in Finance, magna cum laude, from George Mason University (GMU) in 2007 and received the GMU Vision Award for Academic Excellence. In 2018, she completed a Legal Investigation Certification from GMU. Sharon has lived and worked in Malaysia and the United States.