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Giampaolo Di Paola

Managing Director - Regional Complex of Global Bank

Giampaolo Di Paola is the Managing Director in Charge of the Regional Complex of Global Bank. The Regional Vice Presidency Units lead the full range of work in the planning, implementation and supervision of the Bank Resident Mission’s vision, goals, strategies and work plan in support of overall Global Bank goals. Those include the development of country assistance strategies, country operations business plans and country partnership strategies. The Regional Vice Presidency Units also oversee the quality of work of the resident missions and ensure the achievement of their objectives. Prior to assuming his position with the Global Bank, Adm. Di Paola served as Minister of Defense in the Italian Government from November 2011 to April 2013. Former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and Chief of Defense Staff of the Italian Armed Forces, he served as Chief of the Cabinet Office of the Ministry of Defense and in other national and international appointments. His military decorations and awards include the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, Meritorious Service Medal for distinguished military service, Commander of Legion of Merit (USA), Commandeur de l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur (FR), Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Merite (FR), Grand Officer of the Order of Infante Don Enrico (PO), Grand Officer of Military Virtue with War Insignia (RO), and earned the UN Medal for the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo. | View Full Bio

Leader Information

  • Defense and Security
  • International Relations and Diplomacy
  • International Development
  • International Aid
  • Fragile States
  • Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping
  • Instituational Building

Current Positions

  • Managing Director in Charge of the Regional Complex of Global Bank
  • Co- Chairman of the Global Bank Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility Steering Committee
Language Fluency:
  • Italian
  • English

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