Jemi Laclé, born on the Dutch Caribbean island, Aruba works at the World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington D.C. and is the co-Secretary of the WBG Youth2Youth Steering Committee. She works closely with global game changers, go-getters, entrepreneurs, innovators and tomorrow’s world leaders. Jemi is focused on driving transformative social and economic change in the international development field by working on the twin-goals of the World Bank Group to eradicate extreme poverty through shared prosperity. She has been building collaborations with like-minded international (development) institutions, startup communities, policy oriented advocates and reformers to bridge connections, catalyze out-of-the-box ideas, cook up business, swap knowledge and create long lasting partnerships to foster sustainable and positive change for young people worldwide.
Jemi is a self-starter, has a deep understanding in cross-cultural communication, speaks 6 languages and has worked in Brazil, Japan, the Netherlands and USA. She has experience both in the private and public sector, foreign affairs, multilateral organizations and the creative industry.
Jemi graduated from Leiden University in The Netherlands earning a Master of Science in Public Administration with a specialization in International Development Administration and Caribbean Studies. She studied International Relations, Political Science both at the University of Amsterdam and Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil. Jemi has also completed a Bachelor in Business Administration.