Amédée Prouvost is the Director of the World Bank’s Operational Risk Department where he leads the institution’s non-financial risk practice, which includes operational risk management, business continuity and crisis management, enterprise risk management, and corporate insurance. He also serves as the Secretary of two of the highest-level executive management risk oversight committees: the Finance & Risk Committee and the Enterprise Risk Committee.
Having spent the last six years building the institution’s non-financial risk practice and strengthening its risk culture, he is now deeply involved in the response to the COVID-19 crisis, focusing on the “future of work”, considering the way people, processes, and culture will have changed, and trying to imagine a “new normal” with a greater focus on risk and resilience.
Since joining the World Bank in 1984, Mr. Prouvost has held positions across the finance and risk functions, including CFO of MIGA (the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group), Manager for Development Finance, and Financial Representative in Europe. He also worked in a variety of roles in the institution’s Treasury and served as Senior Adviser to three World Bank Group CFOs. He began his professional career at Banque Paribas (now BNP Paribas) and served as a Reserve Officer with the French Navy.
Mr. Prouvost holds an MBA (with distinction) from the Wharton School, a Master’s degree in economics and statistics from ENSAE Paris (one of the French “grandes écoles”), and a Master of Advanced Studies in economics and finance from Paris Dauphine-PSL University.
In his personal time, he serves as President of the Board of Alliance Française of Washington DC (voted “best Arts & Culture Non-Profit” in DC in both 2019 and 2020), as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Board of UNICEF USA, and as a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network.