James Bond


Dr. Bond is an international executive with over 30 years experience at the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the Green Climate Fund, the ‪Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the oil industry. He regularly interfaces with senior executives from major multinational corporations and with heads of state, ministers of finance and senior civil servants. He is a regular public speaker and a published writer with 

superior expertise in project and sovereign finance in emerging economies, particularly in infrastructure, energy, climate-related investments, economic policy, and banking and finance. His vast professional experience include:

Green Climate Fund
(November 2013 – present)
Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of The Green Climate Fund. Located in Songdo, S. Korea, the Fund is a UNFCCC-sponsored initiative to provide support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The Fund will channel new financial resources to developing countries and catalyze climate finance, both public and private, at international and national levels. 

The Fund is currently being capitalized and will commence funding in mid-2015. Total financial resources available in the Fund are expected to be in the high single or low double digit billions of US dollars.

‪Managing Director
‪Sequoia Emerging Markets Finance LLP
September 2011 – Present

‪Chief Operating Officer
‪Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
March 2008 – August 2011 (3 years 6 months)
The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is a member of the World Bank Group and is the global provider of political risk insurance to companies investing in emerging markets.

‪Country Director
‪The World Bank
2004 – 2008
Responsible for the World Bank relationship with Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Benin, Togo. Earlier, responsible for Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles

‪Director, Mining Department
2000 – 2002
Managed the joint World Bank/IFC Investment Department, making equity investments and debt (both direct and syndicated) in private sector mining projects. Provided sovereign lending and advisory services for mining projects in developing countries. (Board member of Mining, Metals and Sustainable Development initiative and Escondida copper mine in Chile)

‪Sector Director, Energy, Mining, Telecommunications
‪The World Bank
1997 – 2000

Division Manager, Telecommunications
‪The World Bank
1993 – 1997

‪Principal Energy Economist
‪The World Bank
1986 – 1993

‪Petroleum Executive
1978 – 1986

‪Université Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris I)
Doctorat, Economics
1974 – 1978

‪ENSPM – Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs
Masters, Petroleum Economics Finance
1974 – 1976
Based at the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP), ENSPM provides graduate study for professionals entering the oil and gas industry.

‪University of the Witwatersrand
BSc, Chemical Engineering