Arne Hoel, The World Bank

World Bank Group Vice President and Compliance Advisor Ombudsman Search


The appointment of Vice President and Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Meg Taylor is due to end July 31, 2014. Her valued leadership as the first person to establish the role has ensured the fulfillment of the CAO’s mission to serve as a fair, trusted, and effective independent recourse mechanism and to improve the environmental and social accountability of IFC and MIGA. This is a key position that reports directly to me and the independent nature of the process will be critical.


An external Selection Committee has been convened with a geographically diverse set of members of the private sector, civil society, dispute resolution, academia, and environmental groups to ensure an open and transparent search. The Selection Committee will consist of Mr. David Hunter (Chairperson) of American University, Mr. Manuel Rodriguez Becerra currently of the Universidad de los Andes, Ms. Maria Athena Ballesteros of the World Resources Institute, Ms. Kathryn Fuller of the Smithsonian Institution and other organizations, Mr. Ashok Khosla of the United Nations International Resource Panel, Dr. Sixtus Mulenga of Tranter Zambia Ltd., and Ms. Susan Wildau of CDR Associates. The Committee is expected to convene in November to begin the search, with a view to presenting names of qualified candidates for nomination in February.


Anyone interested in applying is invited to do so no later than November 29, 2013.


The Executive search firm Boyden has been selected to work with the World Bank Group in conducting a global recruitment effort. Nominations and statements of interest can be shared with Mr. Derek Wilkinson of Boyden Global Executive Search at


Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group


CAO Vice President Terms of Reference