Conversation with Erik Bethel, WG'99, of the World Bank Board of Directors
The U.S. has the largest percentage of the vote in the World Bank, 16%, which is 3 times that of the next vote. As a member of the World Bank Board of Directors, Erik Bethel has a unique viewpoint and influence at the Bank. He will share insights on the World Bank's geopolitical priorities across trade and investment, climate change, empowering developing countries, and other topics.
Of course, there will be time for networking and enjoyment of some food and beverages.
About Erik Bethel
Mr. Bethel, WG, has 25 years of financial experience as an investment banker and private equity professional focused on Emerging Markets. Prior to being nominated to serve at the World Bank, Mr. Bethel was a Managing Director at Franklin Templeton Investments where he executed private equity transactions in Latin America. Prior to this, he was based in Shanghai, China as Managing Partner of SinoLatin Capital and Managing Director of ChinaVest. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bethel held a variety of Emerging Markets-focused private equity and investment banking positions at J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley & Co. in both New York and Mexico City.