Country Director for Colombia and Mexico
Gerardo Corrochano is Country Director of the World Bank for Colombia and México since July 1, 2014.
He is responsible for leading the World Bank teams in Colombia and Mexico to deliver integrated multi-practice high impact solutions that contribute to the achievement of the twin goals of eradicating extreme poverty and increasing shared prosperity in both countries.
His priority is to deliver a selective, high quality package of knowledge, convening and financial products and services; and to encourage both countries to contribute to advancing the global agenda.
Mr. Corrochano, a Peruvian National, joined the Bank in 1990. He has since held various positions in the Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, and Europe and Central Asia Regions as well as in the Finance and Private Sector Development Network (FPD).
His most recent assignment was that of Sector Director for Finance and Private Sector in Europe and Central Asia as well as FPD Director for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Previously he was FPD Sector Manager in Africa and Europe and Central Asia.
During his time at the Bank, he has also contributed to significant reform programs in numerous countries. For example, he was part of the macro-financial team supporting early transition efforts in Poland, and subsequently led Bank operational teams undertaking banking and enterprise reforms in Croatia, Ukraine, and Serbia.
Mr. Corrochano holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from George Washington University as well as a Licenciate and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico in Peru.