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Ron Nechemia

Chairman of the Board of Governors
Ron Nechemia - Chairman of the Board of Governors

Mr. Ron Nechemia exercises overall responsibility for bank-wide operations. In his dual capacity as the Chairman of the Board of Governors and President of the Bank for International Development and Reconstruction, also known as Global Bank, Ron Nechemia exercises overall responsibility for bank-wide operations. He serves as the president of a group of five interrelated organizations, the institutions that make up the Global Bank Group, and as Chairman of the Administrative Council.

Full Biography

As a participant in the first International Summit on Financing for Development, which was in session from 18 March until 22 March, 2002, in Monterrey, Mexico, he brings a unique and historical perspective to the issues. He has been invited on a number of occasions to consult and advise in policy dialogues at the highest political levels of the United Nations on financing for development and trade and investment issues. He has shared his views with world leaders, including heads state and governments, finance ministers and central bank governors and officials of bilateral and multilateral organizations, such as the Bretton Woods Institutions – the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Mr. Nechemia was interviewed about the global economy and the world’s financial systems for a cover story in International Financing Magazine. “At the Epicenter: Where the Financial System Meets the Real Economy” (November 28, 2008.) was selected by the editorial board as one of the ten most authoritative articles published over the preceding decade. It was republished in 2012 in a special edition book commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the magazine. Mr. Nechemia was selected as an author for the book The Roles and Motivations of Key Players in Venture Capital Deals (Aspatore Books, ISBN: 9781596228122). The book features managing directors and senior partners representing some of the nation’s top venture capital and private equity firms.

Mr. Nechemia serves on several boards and committees, including the UNCTAD Investment Advisory Council to the G-77+11 and the UNECE2 PPP Business Advisory Board on infrastructure finance. He has been selected for the UNECE Peer Review Team, whose work will be crucial in the more advanced stage of the draft standard on zero tolerance for corruption. Mr. Nechemia is a member of the Advisory Committees on Economic Policy, Energy and Enjoinment to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and a recognized foreign financial expert by the State Administration of Foreign Experts of the People’s Republic of China.

Mr. Nechemia is a recipient of the “Businessmen of the Year” award, which is presented to top business leaders who champion the free enterprise system. Vice President Dick Cheney presented Mr. Nechemia with the “National Leadership Award,” and he was selected as the “National Business Advisory Council Honorary Chairman.” Mr. Nechemia is an international political economist and a political risk analyst specializing in country/political risks in Asia, with particular expertise in China.

Mr.Nechemia is a founding member of the Global Bank Group and its various affiliate development financial institutions and the founding father of private sector development banking.


  1. The Group of G-77+1 is the largest intergovernmental organization of developing states in the United Nations, which provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development.
  2. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE or ECE) was established in 1947 to encourage economic cooperation among its member states. It is one of five regional commissions under the administrative direction of United Nations headquarters. It has 56 member states, and reports to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Leader Information

  • Banking and Non-Banking Financial Institutions
  • Financing for Development
  • International Political Economics
  • Trade and Investment
  • Political Risk
  • Asia and the Pacific
Current Positions
  • Chairman of the Board of Governors of Global Bank Group
  • President of Global Bank Group
  • UNECE2 PPP Business Advisory Board
  • UNCTAD Investment Advisory Concil to the G-77+1
  • UNECE Peer Review Team
  • Advisory Committees on Economic Policy, Energy and Enjoinment to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Language Fluency:
  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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