Sandie Okoro appointed Senior VP and General Counsel of the World Bank Group
P.R.I.M.E. Finance Board Member, Sandie Okoro, has been appointed as the new Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group by the President of the World Bank Group in early November 2016.
On 8 November 2016 the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced the appointment of Sandie Okoro as World Bank Group Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
Sandie Okoro (UK) is currently the Global General Counsel for HSBC Global Asset Management. She is also Deputy General Counsel of HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management and a member of the Executive Management Committee of HSBC Global Asset Management. Sandie Okoro is also a member of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Panel of Experts and is an active member of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance organization.
In his communication, Mr. Jim Yong Kim highlighted the leadership role that Sandie Okoro played during the financial crisis particularly in respect to the mitigation of counterparty risk exposure.
As World Bank Group Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Okoro will be the principal adviser and spokesperson on all legal matters. She will also serve as the legal adviser to the Board, management, the Inspection Panel, and the CEO of the Global Environmental Facility Program. Okoro will lead the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency, which is responsible for all legal services provided to internal and external clients.