Bio

Jorge Familiar, a Mexican national, has served as Vice President of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean since May 1, 2014. 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 cooperation and dialogue between the Board of Governors, Boards of Executive Directors and Management of the World Bank Group institutions. In his current position, 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, Familiar devoted his efforts to financial inclusion as Chief Executive Officer of Mexico’s Instituto del Fondo Nacional para el Consumo de los Trabajadores (Instituto FONACOT), 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. In this role, Familiar provided strategic leadership to the organization and helped restore it to profitability during the global financial crisis. Between 2004 and 2008, Familiar served as Executive Director and Alternate Executive Director for the World Bank Group in Washington, DC, having been elected to represent Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and Venezuela at the Boards of Executive Directors of the IBRD, the International Finance Corporation, the International Development Association and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. He holds a master’s degree in finance and bachelor’s degree in accounting from ITAM.