World Bank Names 3 New VPs

 World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick has announced the appointment of three new vice presidents as the bank marks the official start of fiscal year 2011.

The three new appointees, announced July 1, are Inger Andersen, vice president of the Sustainable Development Network; Joachim von Amsberg, vice president for operations policy and country services; and Caroline Anstey, vice president for external affairs.

Andersen is formerly the director of the Sustainable Development Network in Africa. She joined the World Bank in 2001 and has held several leadership roles in various departments focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. She also worked at the United Nations in New York for 12 years.

Since joining the World Bank in 1993, von Amsberg served in a variety of posts, including as a lead economist focused on Brazil, and as a country director for the Philippines and for Indonesia.

Anstey, who became chief of staff of the World Bank Group in 2007, has worked as a senior producer and editor running BBC Radio’s flagship current affairs program “Analysis.” Before that, she worked for two years in the British House of Commons.

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