Former Integrity Vice President
In June 2008, Leonard McCarthy was appointed vice president of the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), whose mandate it is to anticipate, detect, deter, and prevent fraud and corruption in Bank Group-financed projects.
Prior to joining the World Bank Group, McCarthy headed the Directorate of Special Operations in South Africa, specializing in crime analysis, investigation, prosecution, forensic accounting, asset forfeiture, and civil litigation.
Since joining the World Bank Group, McCarthy has spearheaded significant operational and organizational changes within INT that have increased its capacity to address fraud and corruption in a more concerted manner. Under his leadership, INT focuses on promoting creative solutions in investigations, integrity due diligence, litigation, forensic audits, and settlements, to solidify the lending environment and provide assurance to World Bank shareholders.