Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
Mr. Jorge Familiar, a Mexican national, has served as Vice President of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean since May 1, 2014, and is the first Latin American to hold the position in the last 30 years.
Familiar previously served as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank Group, beginning in August 2010, where he played a key role in facilitating and promoting dialogue between its Board of Governors, Board of Executive Directors and Management.
In his current position, Mr. Familiar leads relations with 31 Latin American and Caribbean countries through a portfolio of ongoing projects, technical assistance and grants worth more than US$31 billion.
Previously, Mr. Familiar devoted his efforts to financial inclusion as CEO of Mexico’s Instituto del Fondo Nacional para el Consumo de los Trabajadores, a public financial institution with more than one million clients and a loan portfolio of more than US$1 billion that grants consumer loans to workers with the lowest income levels.
Between 2004 and 2008, Mr. Familiar served at the Board of the World Bank Group. Familiar began his career at the National Banking and Securities Commission of Mexico where he became Vice-chairman of Securities and Derivatives Markets Supervision.
Mr. Familiar holds a master’s degree in finance and bachelor’s degree in accounting from ITAM.