Jean-Jacques Verdeaux

Jean-Jacques Verdeaux

Procurement Practice Manager for Latin America and The Caribbean Region (LCR)

Jean-Jacques Verdeaux is currently the Procurement Practice Manager for the Latin America and Caribbean Region (LCR) of the World Bank.

Mr. Verdeaux is a US-French educated Lawyer, who first joined the Bank in 2002 as Senior Procurement Specialist in the Africa region and held, since then, various positions including Senior Counsel in the Legal procurement group, Procurement Coordinator for the Andean Countries, Lead Procurement Specialist for the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Before his current assignment, he worked at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, where he was the Senior Procurement Adviser for the Energy Department.

In his current position as Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Verdeaux leads a team of more than 35 World Bank procurement specialists who supervise operations in 32 countries. The portfolio includes operations in critical infrastructure, education, environment, health, including the procurement of vaccines during the pandemic for more than US$ 15 billion. The unit is also engaged in a dialogue with Borrowers on how to increase the efficiency of their respective procurement systems in a time of high inflation and need for climate action.   

Jean-Jacques graduated from the George Washington University Law School (LL.M in Federal Government Contracts -2002) and the University of Lorraine (Faculté de droit de Nancy - 1988) and is admitted to the Paris Bar. He is a regular lecturer and author in the field of public procurement policy of International Financing Institutions and procurement reform.

Mr. Verdeaux is fluent in both Spanish and English and lived for years in the United States and Latin America. He is currently based in Panama.