Ekaterina (Katya)  Gratcheva

Ekaterina (Katya) Gratcheva

Lead Financial Officer

Ekaterina (Katya) Gratcheva is the Lead Financial Officer in the World Bank’s Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice, focusing on providing policy advice on sustainable finance, facilitating long-term finance through capital markets, and strengthening the role of financial institutions in development finance. In her 20-year career in the financial industry, Ms. Gratcheva has led policy dialogue with ministries of Finance, central banks, public pension funds, and international financial institutions on issues related to sovereign assets, liabilities and risks, and developing access to capital markets. Ms. Gratcheva’s earlier experience included investment management of the World Bank Group’s own assets, risk and performance management, and banking. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, a Master’s degree in Applied Science from Moscow State University, and a doctorate in Operations Research from George Washington University.