Robert Lucas

Robert Lucas

Financial Officer, Asset Management & Advisory Department, Treasury, World Bank

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Robert is a Financial Officer in the Asset Management & Advisory Department of the World Bank Treasury. He focuses on relationship management, strategic financing, and business development for central banks, international financial institutions, public pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds. He co-founded Treasury's first-ever junior professional programs that recruit the best and brightest finance students. He serves on Treasury's first-ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team and as a Staff Association Delegate of the World Bank Group for which he was elected to a two-year term. 

Since joining the World Bank Treasury in 2017, he has also worked on other teams, including the investor relations team and front office to the Vice President and Treasurer. Previously he served as the Senior Advisor for U.S. Congressman Mike Honda (Silicon Valley) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Chairman John Kerry. He managed legislative and appropriations portfolios and developed targeted outreach and communications plans. He has appeared on MSNBC and been quoted in Roll Call, ProPublica and referenced in other domestic and international media outlets for his work in campaign finance reform. 

He is a former Network Fellow for the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He graduated with a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Yale University. 

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