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THE GLOBAL BANK
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
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William R. Thomson

Chairperson of the DRRRF Board of Directors

Mr. William R. Thomson is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Global Bank Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (the "GBIPPF Board of Directors"). The GBIPPF Board of Directors is responsible for overall supervision and control of the Facility. Mr. Thomson is a Senior Advisor to the President and the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Ron Nechemia, and Member of the International Advisory Board Council of Global Bank Group. Mr. Thomson is a highly experienced international economist and banker with extensive experience in the developing world. Mr. Thomson first represented the United States on the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Subsequently, he became Vice President in charge of the institution’s programs for 30 borrowing countries. He also had responsibility for the Bank’s economics functions. View Full Bio

Leader Information

Resources:
Expertise:
  • Banking and Non-Banking Financial Institutions
  • International Political Economics
  • Trade and Investment
  • Political Risk
  • Asset Management
  • Alternative Investment Products
  • Africa and the Middle East
Experience:

Current Positions

  • Seniors Advisor to the President and the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Global Bank Group
  • President of Global Bank Group
  • Member of the International Advisory Board Council of Global Bank Group
  • Chairman of the Global Bank Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
Language Fluency:
  • English

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