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World Bank IT and Careers Public Lecture



Invites you to a Lecture

 Thursday, October 1, 2015 ||  6:00 – 8:00 PM

Transcentury Auditorium, Strathmore Business School

IT Strategy at the World Bank Group: How IT enables the Bank Group achieve its mission

Cesar Baldeon, Chief Enterprise Architect

Cesar overseas the definition, standardization and governance of the Group’s Enterprise Architecture and Applications and Platforms group. Prior to taking this role in November 2013, he held various positions in both the World Bank and IFC, including as IFC’s Chief Enterprise Architect and Senior Risk Officer, Integrated Risk Management. A dual Peru and US national, he holds an MBA and MSc in Finance from the University of Maryland, and a BSc Finance from George Mason University.

Naser Alizadeh, Director – Global Telecoms and Client Services

Naser manages the workplace provisioning, unified communications, network engineering, client services, Chennai operations, and infrastructure delivery and operations. He previously served as the IFC Chief Information Officer and Director of the Corporate Business Technologies Department. He joined the Bank Group in 1991 as part of IFC’s initiative to modernize the institution’s IT capabilities in support of the expanding business operations, and has since held various positions within IFC’s IT organization in progressively more challenging technical and leadership roles, managing a wide range of IT services such as Application Support, Client Services and IT Infrastructure. Prior to joining IFC, he worked as a Telecommunications and Electrical Engineer on projects for NASA and USAID. An Iranian-born American national, he holds a BSc Electrical Engineering from Howard University, as well as graduate studies in Computer Systems Engineering at George Mason University, and Executive Business Administration at Georgetown University.

Careers at the World Bank Group


Claudiane Johnson, Human Resources Officer, IFC

Agufana Votega Obed, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, IBRD

Hellen Onkware, Information Officer and Strathmore alumni, IFC


About the World Bank Group

The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030:

  • End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day to no more than 3%
  • Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. They are the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).  Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.




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