Samuel Munzele Maimbo

Samuel Munzele Maimbo

Chief of Staff, World Bank Group

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Samuel Munzele Maimbo is the Chief of Staff, Office of the President, effective October 1, 2022.

Prior to this, Mr. Maimbo was the Director of the International Development Association (IDA) Resource Mobilization and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Corporate Finance department at the World Bank for just over two years, where he was responsible for the implementation of IDA’s hybrid financial model and the policy analysis of IBRD income and corporate finance. In this role, he oversaw the successful IDA20 replenishment one year early, with a record amount of $93 billion.

In his 21 years at the World Bank, he has held various positions at the Bank, including Senior Advisor in the Office of the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. He has also worked on a diverse range of operations and countries and held various positions in the Finance Markets and Innovations Global Practice, including Financial Sector Specialist (South Asia Region, Africa Region, and Europe and Central Asia Region); Practice Manager for Strategy and Operations; and Practice Manager for Long-Term Finance & Risk Management (Agriculture Finance & Insurance, Capital Market Development, Disaster Risk Finance, Housing Finance, Infrastructure Finance, Pensions & Insurance, and Climate Finance).

Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Maimbo held the position of Bank Inspector at the Bank of Zambia and Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). Mr. Maimbo holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration (Banking) from the University of Manchester, an MBA in Finance from the University of Nottingham, a BSc. in Accounting from Copperbelt University, Zambia, and is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA, UK).

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