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MIGA 2019 Gender CEO Award

Every year, MIGA presents its Gender CEO Award to honor senior managers (CEOs or equivalent) who have a proven track record of seeking to further the causes of women’s advancement and gender equality while contributing to the World Bank Group’s twin goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity.

This year’s theme is “Women Leading Climate Finance” in honor of the 2019 awardee, Lara de Mesa, Head of Responsible Banking at Banco Santander Group.  Ms. De Mesa has been Head of Responsible Banking at Santander since September 2018.  Its responsible banking agenda is making Santander one of the most responsible banks in the world, across all countries where Santander is present (including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, US, UK, Germany and Poland).

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Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

President and CEO, UN Foundation

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MIGA

Head of Responsible Banking, Santander

Executive Director, Board of the Executive Directors of the World Bank Group

Vice President, Human Development, The World Bank

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