WASHINGTON, September 8, 2023—World Bank President Ajay Banga today announced the appointment of Amy Doherty as World Bank Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President, Information & Technology Solutions. In this role, Doherty will lead the information management and technology portfolio, linked tightly with the institution’s strategic direction and mission.
“Amy Doherty has demonstrated leadership in technology, transformation, and information security in both the public and private sector, and I am very pleased to have her join the World Bank Group as Chief Information Officer,” said Banga. “Technology continues to push the frontier of possible forward just as the World Bank is evolving to be a better bank. Amy has a skill, and will play a critical role, to ensure the Bank is capturing the promise of the former to advance the latter.”
Doherty, a US national, most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at First Command Financial Services, an international financial services company that promotes financial security for America’s military families. In this role, she led the transformation to agile business practices and an overall modernization of the technology architecture and infrastructure.
Prior to First Command, Doherty served as Chief Information Officer at AARP, a social mission and membership organization, which was named #2 Best Places to Work in IT by ComputerWorld. While at AARP, Amy transitioned to an Agile development methodology, and moved their services to the cloud. Earlier in her career, Amy served in key technology leadership positions at Freddie Mac, American Financial Realty Trust, and General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) Commercial Mortgage.
In 2019, Doherty was recognized as CIO of the Year in the nonprofit/public sector by the Capital CIO Leadership Association. She also serves as a Sequoyah Fellow for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Doherty holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Doherty’s appointment is effective October 2, 2023.
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