Speakers: Alfonso Mora, Global Director, Finance Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice-WB
Michael Goldberg, Lead Operations Officer, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Practice Group-WB
Alfonso Mora the Global Director for the Finance Competitiveness and Innovation (FCI) Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He manages the FCI Global Teams related to Stability & Integrity; Financial Infrastructure, Inclusion & Access; Long-Term Finance; and Crisis & Disaster Risk Management. He also leads FCI’s LAC and ECA regional teams. He joined the Bank in January 2013 Since he joined the WBG, Alfonso has led various projects in Latin America, East Asia Pacific, Middle East and Eastern Europe advising Governments, supervisors and regulators in projects related to financial sector development, access to finance, banking crisis and resolution, capital markets and financial regulations. Alfonso has participated in several Financial Sector Assessment Programs (FSAP) as mission chief and specialist. Currently, he represents the WBG in different committees of the Financial Stability Board (FSB).
Alfonso holds a PhD in Economics from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, a Master of Finance from the Catholic University of Leuven and has also served as a visiting PhD student at Boston University.
Mike Goldberg is Lead Operations Officer for EFI. He has worked in every region and on development effectiveness units in Africa and LAC. He was TTL for competitiveness, SME and microfinance projects for 18 long years, and has led line of credit reviews for five. Mike published two books – “How SMEs Cope with Crime and Violence” and “Microfinance: Managing Risk and Creating Value”. He has an MA in economic development from the Tufts University and MBA in Finance from the Drexel University. He is fluent in Spanish, speaks poor Portuguese, and some Chinese.
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