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Michael Bennett

Head of market solutions and structured finance, World Bank Treasury

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Michael Bennett is the head of market solutions and structured finance in the Treasury Department of the World Bank. He has spent more than 20 years with the World Bank and has worked in both the World Bank’s Paris office and its Washington DC headquarters. Among other areas, he is responsible for the World Bank's capital markets work related to new structured instruments and catastrophe risk financing. He has led the World Bank’s execution of several landmark catastrophe risk transactions, including the World Bank’s first catastrophe bond, the first global pandemic bond, and the largest sovereign catastrophe bond. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked for two international investment banks in Tokyo and Hong Kong. He is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law.