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AES SPEAKER SERIES #9

Why the World Needs World Bank

Insights from Mario Sander von Torklus

Mario Sander von Torklus
Special Representative and Director for Europe at World Bank

August 27, 2020
4 - 5 PM (CEST)

Webinar

Zoom

The World Bank Group plays an essential role in the social, environmental, and economic development of countries worldwide. Have you always been curious about how the World Bank collaborates with governments? What roles does the World Bank take in realizing global development goals? What cultural and geopolitical challenges does the World Bank face? Those and many more questions will be answered during our AES Speaker Series event with Mario Sander von Torklus on the World Bank Group.

Join our public AES Online Speaker Event “Why the World Needs World Bank – Insights from Mario Sander von Torklus” on Thursday, August 27 from 4 to 5 PM (CEST) via Zoom. Please register via the button below.

We are delighted to welcome Mr. Mario Sander von Torklus - World Bank Special Representative and Director for Europe. Mr. Sander is responsible for the work of the World Bank offices in Europe. This involves promoting and managing the Bank’s relations with European partners in government around key development challenges. Previously, Mr. Sander also served as Executive Director at the Asian Development Bank in Manila. During the event, Mr. Sander will share key insights on the collaboration between World Bank Group and governments worldwide. Afterwards, we will have a moderated Q&A session.

Mario Sander von Torklus

Special Representative and Director for Europe at World Bank, External and Corporate Relations

In this role Mr. Sander is responsible for the work of the World Bank offices in Europe that promote and manage the Bank’s relations with European partners in government around key development challenges; and provide advice to Senior Management on all aspects of the World Bank Group’s relations with Europe.

Mr. Sander, a German national, is a seasoned professional with both operational and policy experience from field and corporate assignments that has allowed him to build a deep understanding of technical project and advisory work, policy design and multilateral cooperation as well as a strong network across European capitals and within the multilateral development world. He previously served as the Executive Director for Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Turkey and the United Kingdom at the Asian Development Bank, a position he held from 2012-2017. Prior to taking up his post in Manila, he was the Advisor for Global Issues, United Nations and Development Policy at the German Federal Chancellery in Berlin. Other posts include Deputy Head, Division for Basic Principles, Concepts and Political Planning in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); Head of the German Agency for Technical Co-operation’s (GTZ) Riyadh Country Office in Saudi Arabia.

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