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Stephen Zimmermann

Senior Adviser to the Governance Global Practice
Stephen Zimmermann is the Senior Adviser to the Governance Global Practice where he helps guide the Bank’s anti-corruption, justice and rule of law work. He was previously the Director of Operations for the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) where he directed a multi-disciplinary team charged with detecting, investigating, sanctioning and preventing fraud and corruption in Bank-financed activities around the world. Mr. Zimmermann has had a leading role in developing the World Bank’s integrity agenda and led efforts to reach a historic Cross-Debarment Agreement signed by the World Bank and leading regional Multilateral Development Banks for mutual enforcement of sanctions decisions. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Mr. Zimmermann was the first Chief of the Office of Institutional Integrity for the Inter-American Development Bank. He also has served as the interim Chief of Staff for the Independent Inquiry Committee for the United Nations Oil for Food Program.