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Jan Mattsson

Panel Member, World Bank Inspection Panel

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Mr. Jan Mattsson became Member of the Inspection Panel in November 2014. A Swedish national, he brings to the Panel over three decades of development experience in the public and private sectors as well as academia. Jan’s prior career has included operational field work, policy setting, program management, and leadership roles in the United Nations where he established robust systems for results-based management, transparency, and accountability. Throughout his career he has demonstrated the ability to engage and build trust with multiple stakeholders around complex issues, risk management, and innovation. He is passionate about social justice and behavioral ethics.

Mr. Mattson worked at a number of UN agencies over the years, including UNDP, UNIDO, UNFPA, WFP and UNODC.  In his most recent UN assignment, Jan Mattsson was UN Under-secretary-general and Executive Director of UNOPS, an organization specialized in implementation of development, humanitarian, and peace-building operations on behalf of multiple partners.  After leaving the UN, Jan Mattsson founded M-Trust, an advisory firm promoting socially responsible investments and partnerships between business, government, and civil society in pursuit of sustainable development.

Mr. Mattsson has a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Linkoping, Sweden, with a multi-disciplinary thesis on management of technological change.