Mr. Leipziger is the Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue and a former Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM). He provided strategic leadership and direction to Regional PREM units as well as groups working on economic policy formulation in the area of growth and poverty, debt, trade, gender, and public sector management and governance.
Additional Bank assignments included Director for Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure in the Latin America and Caribbean Region and managerial assignments at the World Bank Institute and in the East Asia and Pacific Region of the Bank.
Mr. Leipziger, a Ph. D. in economics from Brown University, has written extensively on development economics and finance.