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Meet the Team

 

 

Our team of public debt management professionals
co-authored the IMF-World Bank Guidelines for Public Debt Management.

 

 

Our market experts execute more than $20 billion in derivatives transactions annually to manage risks on IBRD's balance sheet and on behalf of clients.

 

 

Phillip Anderson, Senior Manager, Banking and Debt Management
Phillip Anderson has more than 20 years of experience in the field of public debt management. Before joining the World Bank in 2002, he worked in the New Zealand Debt Management Office for 15 years, where he was a member of the establishment team set up to reform public debt management. There he also held a number of front-office and management positions, including that of Treasurer from 1997 to 2002. He is currently Senior Manager, Financial Advisory and Banking, and has overall responsibility for the debt management advisory activities of the department, which, in addition to country assignments, includes training courses for IBRD countries and publications on sound practices.
Cigdem Aslan joined the World Bank in 2010 with more than 15 years of experience in sovereign debt management. She was part of the initial team that designed and implemented debt management strategies at the Turkish Treasury. Prior to her move, she led the Credit Risk Management department where she was responsible for a range of policy issues and risk management activities mainly associated with the government's contingent liabilities, sub-nationals, and public-private partnerships. In her current position, Ms. Aslan contributes to World Bank capacity building activities and advisory services on public debt management reform programs. She also works on research activities related to government debt management strategy, risk management, governance, and debt market development. Cigdem Aslan
Rodrigo Cabral, Senior Financial Officer, World Bank Treasury Rodrigo Cabral has over 10 years of experience in sovereign debt management. Before joining the World Bank he worked at the Brazilian National Treasury where he was Deputy Head of the Public Debt Strategic Planning Department (middle-office). He was also part of the team that set up the Brazilian middle-office and developed its risk management framework. His areas of expertise include risk management, strategic planning, macroeconomic scenarios, and investors relations. Mr. Cabral has published several papers in the field of public debt management and co-authored the book “Public Debt: the Brazilian experience.”
Elizabeth Currie has more than 20 years of experience managing both sides of the government balance sheet, having worked in reserves management and debt management in Colombia’s central bank and ministry of finance before joining the World Bank in 1998. As Lead Financial Officer at the World Bank Treasury, Ms. Currie has participated in the assessment and reform of public debt management in numerous countries, including  Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, The Gambia, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Korea, Liberia, Malawi, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Venezuela. She has also authored and co-authored several publications in the field of government debt management. Elizabeth Currie
Julie Dana has more than 15 years experience in risk management.  For six years, she worked as a commodity trader and risk manager in the metals industry in the private sector.  Before joining the World Bank Treasury as Senior Financial Officer, Ms. Dana worked for the World Bank's Agriculture & Rural Development department. She has worked on commodity risk management projects in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Burkina Faso, India, Nicaragua, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates.
Randy Ewell, Financial Officer and Trader at the World Bank Treasury, is responsible for the analytical framework for modeling, tracking, analyzing, and hedging IBRD’s interest rate, currency, and liquidity risk exposure. He also works on structuring, valuing, and executing derivative transactions for IBRD and clients' risk management needs. Mr. Ewell was a part of Treasury’s first local currency swap transaction. Randy Ewell, Financial Officer, World Bank Treasury
Ekaterina Gratcheva has over 12 years of experience in investment management. Since joining the World Bank Treasury in 1998, she has worked extensively in strategic asset allocation and investment policies, portfolio risk and performance management, quantitative investment strategies, and innovative finance for development. As Lead Financial Officer at the World Bank Treasury, Ms. Gratcheva has been actively involved in client engagements with central banks, ministries of finance, and other public financial and development institutions in numerous countries, including Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Lars Jessen has 20 years of experience in the field of public debt management, including asset and liability management, risk modeling, and management of contingent liabilities. Before joining the World Bank in 2002, Mr. Jessen was a Special Advisor on government debt management for the Danish Central Bank. As Lead Financial Officer at the World Bank Treasury, Lars has worked on the assessment and reform of public debt management in Egypt, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Thailand, Turkey, Zambia, and others.
Lars Jessen, Lead Financial Officer, World Bank Treasury
Tomas Magnusson
Tomas Magnusson is a public debt management consultant with more than 22 years of experience, including 16 years as General Counsel of the Swedish National Debt Office (SNDO), as well as working with countries such as Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Pakistan, Poland, Lithuania, Malawi, Morocco, Panama, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand, and the Gambia. From 1986-1997, he headed the Guarantees department in the SNDO. While at the World Bank Treasury, Mr. Magnusson co-authored the IMF–World Bank Guidelines for Public Debt Management: Accompanying Documents and Selected Case Studies.
Don Sinclair has 20 years of experience in the private sector developing, implementing, and managing liability and market strategies. In addition he offers expertise in capital markets, market risk management, and derivatives products. Mr. Sinclair is a CFA charter holder and Lead Financial Officer at the World Bank Treasury. Donald Sinclair, World Bank Treasury
Antonio Velandia Antonio Velandia-Rubiano has over 17 years of experience in the public debt management sector, gained at the Central Bank of Colombia, where he was Vice-President for International and Monetary Affairs, and as Lead Financial Officer at the World Bank Treasury. Mr. Velandia-Rubiano joined the World Bank in 1999 and has participated in the assessment and development of reform plans for public debt management in Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, Panama, Romania, Ukraine, Tunisia, and others. He has also co-authored various publications on government debt risk measurement and management.