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Lisa Finneran

Director of IDA Resource Mobilization and IBRD Corporate Finance, Development Finance
Lisa Finneran serves concurrently as Director of IDA Resource Mobilization and IBRD Corporate Finance, housed within the World Bank Group’s Development Finance vice presidency.
 
As Director of IDA Resource Mobilization, Lisa oversees the replenishment and stewardship of the International Development Association (IDA), the Bank’s principal facility for providing highly concessional resources to the world’s poorest countries. She supervises coordination of the IDA replenishment process, development of policy guidance and financing options, management of the allocation of IDA resources to eligible countries and priorities, and monitoring of the implementation of IDA policy mandates within the Bank.
 
As Director of IBRD Corporate Finance, Lisa is responsible for the financial policies and strategy related to IBRD's business revenues, income allocation, lending capacity and strategic capital adequacy. She played a key role in recent reforms to expand IBRD’s business revenues and make more efficient use of capital in order to transform IBRD’s capacity to lend to middle-income countries over the coming decade. Previously, she led the work to build shareholder consensus around the 2010 capital increase for IBRD, the first capital increase in more than 20 years.

Since joining the World Bank in 2002, Lisa has also served as advisor to the Group Chief Financial Officer and held a range of positions in corporate finance.
 
Prior to joining the Bank, Lisa worked in the Washington and Jakarta offices of McKinsey and Company.  She has held positions as Lecturer in Economics at Trinity College, Dublin, the National University of Ireland at Maynooth, and St. Anne’s College, Oxford. 
 
Lisa holds a Master’s and a Doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor’s in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin.  
 
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