Live Webcast: Managing Director of World Bank to Speak, Jan. 27

January 26, 2010 Juan José Daboub

Juan José Daboub To Discuss Global Financial Crisis and Reform Experience in El Salvador

WHAT: Juan José Daboub, managing director of the World Bank, will speak about the global financial crisis and its impact on Latin America, as well as the reform experience from his country El Salvador, at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

The event, which is co-sponsored by Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and the Latin American Board, is open to the public.

WHEN: Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 37th & O Streets, NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building, 
Fisher Colloquium, Washington, D.C.

The program also will be available by webcast at

RSVP: Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or

Juan José Daboub joined the World Bank in June 2006. He is the managing director responsible for the bank’s operations in 74 countries spanning Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia and the Pacific, and the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, Daboub oversees other administrative vice presidencies and functions, including the Information Systems Group and the Department of Institutional Integrity.

Prior to joining the Bank Group, Daboub served concurrently as El Salvador’s Minister of Finance and Chief of Staff to the President. In this capacity, he helped to navigate his native country through several regional economic challenges – securing and sustaining El Salvador’s investment grade rating, dollarizing the economy, and completing a Free Trade Agreement with the United States. During this period, he also oversaw the reconstruction of El Salvador after two earthquakes in 2001.

Daboub led family-owned businesses for nearly a decade before joining the Board of CEL, El Salvador’s electric utility, and he presided over El Salvador’s electric distribution companies. Subsequently, he was named president of ANTEL, the state-owned telecommunications company, which he restructured and privatized through a competitive process. He served in three different governments over 12 years and then returned to the private sector. In 2004, he joined former El Salvadorian President Francisco Flores in forming the America Libre Institute, where he worked on several projects implementing proven public policies that had been successfully deployed throughout Latin America.

Daboub holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. He was born into a closely knit Arabic Family, raised in El Salvador, and educated in the United States. He is married with four children.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit

About the Georgetown University Latin American Board
The Georgetown University Latin American Board is an advisory board to the Office of the Provost that seeks to promote competitiveness in Latin America by generating value in the social, political, and business sectors through the exchange of ideas and development of new leaders. Among the board’s activities are the Globalization, Competitiveness and Governance Journal published online in conjunction with Universia and the Global Competitive Leadership Program, which gives scholarships to young leaders from Latin America to participate in intense three-month leadership training at Georgetown. For more information, visit