Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), presented the speech “After the Crisis: What Should be Expected from Multilateral Development Banks” on December 9, 2016, at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Bertrand Badré, CEO and founder of BlueOrange Capital, shared his views on development bank financing.
Moreno assumed the IDB presidency in October 2005. He also chairs the board of executive directors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation and the donors’ committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund. Before joining the Bank, he served as Colombia’s ambassador to the United States for seven years. He also previously served as minister of economic development as well as president of the Institute of Industrial Development.
Badré has been CEO and founder of BlueOrange Capital since September 2016. He was visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute from March to September 2016. He was managing director for finance and chief financial officer for the World Bank Group and oversaw the finance and risk management units across the Group. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2013, he was the group chief financial officer at Société Générale. He also served as the chief financial officer of Crédit Agricole from July 2007 to July 2011.