EXPERTISE: public finance; development finance; anti-corruption and public sector governance (including procurement); corporate governance (including NGOs)

Christine Wallich (Ph.D., Economics, Yale University) has over 30 years of experience in the development field, including in senior leadership positions in international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Her sectoral expertise covers infrastructure, energy, finance and banking, public finance and anti-corruption and public sector governance.  She also has significant experience in post-conflict reconstruction and fragile states. At the World Bank,  she managed several high-profile country programs, including Bangladesh, the World Bank’s second-largest concessional program, and post-conflict Bosnia.  As Director for Infrastructure, Energy and Finance at the Asian Development Bank and Head of ADB’s private sector arm, she managed a portfolio public sector projects as well as ADB’s portfolio of private sector investments and private equity funds. Since her retirement in 2014, Christine has been a Trustee and was Managing Director of The American Academy in Berlin, a not-for-profit organization founded by the late Richard Holbrooke to support academic exchange between the US and Germany. She is also on the board of Bard College Berlin, a European liberal arts college, granting dual US and German undergraduate degrees.