Head of Investor Relations and New Products, World Bank Treasury
Heike Reichelt is Head of Investor Relations and New Products at the World Bank Treasury. The World Bank Treasury manages the funding programs for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and for the International Development association (IDA). Her team’s responsibilities include managing relationships with bond investors and rating agencies, and developing new products for investors. These include products that raise awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and products for climate change mitigation and adaptation - like World Bank Green Bonds. Her team also performs similar functions for the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm), for which the World Bank acts as treasury manager. Heike manages outreach to the sustainable and impact investing community and works with other issuers and market participants to encourage the growth of sustainable capital markets focused on making a long-term positive social and environmental impact. She has 20+ years of experience in finance – including as an engagement manager for the World Bank Treasury's Reserves Advisory Management Program for central banks and in the areas of export finance and capital markets. Heike was recognized for her role in building sustainable capital markets as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Joan Bavaria Award.