Mr. Leipziger is the Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue and Professor of International Business at George Washington University. He is former World Bank Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) and he was Vice Chair of the Spence Commission on Growth and Development. He has served on the WEF's Council on Inclusive Growth and has written and lectured extensively on globalization, inequality, and development.
Previous Bank assignments included Director for Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure in the Latin America and Caribbean Region and managerial assignments at the World Bank Institute and in the East Asia and Pacific Region of the Bank.
Mr. Leipziger, a Ph. D. in economics from Brown University, has written extensively on development economics and finance.