Managing Director, Corporate Strategy; EBRD
Alexia Latortue joined the EBRD in April 2017 as Managing Director for Corporate Strategy with overall responsibility for formulating corporate strategy; including advising the President on strategic options for the Bank and developing the Bank’s core strategic documents. She also manages relationships with other international financial institutions and leads on cross-departmental special initiatives. Ms Latortue is a member of the Executive Committee.
Alexia Latortue has 20 years’ experience in international development and financial systems development. Prior to joining the EBRD, Alexia Latortue was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She oversaw the United States’ participation in the multilateral development banks (MDBs), the G20 Development Working Group, and the Paris Club as well as Treasury’s engagement in Financing for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Ms Latortue advised on strategies to advance inclusive growth and poverty reduction internationally and to modernize the MDBs’ effectiveness, efficiency, financial capacity, and governance. She also led the replenishment negotiations of the concessional windows of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank.
Before Treasury, Ms Latortue spent 10 years with the World Bank where her last assignment was Deputy CEO of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a unit dedicated to advancing financial inclusion. Prior to that, Ms Latortue served in several development-related positions focused on financial inclusion, economic policy reform, and private sector development.
An American national, Ms Latortue grew up in Puerto Rico, West Africa and Austria. She has lived and worked in France, Haiti, and the United States. Ms Latortue received her M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and her B.S. from Georgetown University.