Jordan Z. Schwartz

Jordan Z. Schwartz

Incoming Director for Eastern Europe

Jordan Schwartz is the incoming World Bank Country Director for Eastern Europe as of April 2023. Mr. Schwartz oversees the World Bank’s program in Ukraine and Moldova and leads policy dialogue with government counterparts, civil society, and other partners in those countries.

Prior to this position, Mr. Schwartz was the World Bank Country Director for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay (2019-2023), Director of the Infrastructure Finance, PPPs & Guarantees (IPG) Group (2017-2019), and Director of the Infrastructure & Urban Development Hub (2014-2017), which he established in Singapore. Previously, Mr. Schwartz served as the Head of the Global Infrastructure Facility and Manager for Infrastructure Policy, as well as the Lead Economist in the Sustainable Development Department of the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean Region.

Mr. Schwartz has worked in economic development since 1991 focusing on infrastructure economics, finance, the role of the private sector, and sustainability. Before joining the World Bank in 1998, Mr. Schwartz worked in management consulting at Booz Allen’s Transport Strategy Consulting Group and as the Senior Manager for Utility & Infrastructure Consulting at Deloitte Emerging Markets.

Mr. Schwartz is a co-author of the book “Uncovering the Drivers of Utility Performance: The Role of the Private Sector, Regulation and Governance,” as well as a series of papers and articles on the relationship of risk to infrastructure investment. He has led investment and technical advisory work across Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Central Europe, and has served as a World Bank delegate to the G20 Infrastructure & Investment Working Group, the B20, and APEC.