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Cristina Otano

Senior Operations Officer

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Cristina Otano is Senior Operations Officer at GFDRR. She leads the work on resilience to climate change, working to ensure all investments in resilience are designed taking into account future climate change and variability. Cristina also manages the gender program, which promotes a more gender-responsive approach of disaster risk management practices. She has more than 15 years of experience with the World Bank and has been previously based in the Bangkok, Paris and London offices. Prior to that, she worked for the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX) in Bolivia. Cristina holds a master’s degree in International Public Policy from the University of London, a master’s degree in international trade from the University Carlos III Madrid, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Navarre, Spain. Ms. Otano is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.