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World Bank appoints new Integrity chief

The World Bank Group announced the appointment of Pascale Helene Dubois as Vice President for Integrity.

Dubois most recently served as as the World Bank’s Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer. 

The Integrity Vice Presidency is an independent unit within the World Bank Group.

Known as the INT, it investigates allegations of fraud and corruption in World Bank Group-financed projects. Based on the findings, it pursues suspension and debarment sanctions against companies and individuals. 

Dubois, a Belgium national, is a lawyer and Certified Fraud Examiner. She worked in the private sector in the United States and Belgium before joining the World Bank in 1997 as Counsel for the Africa region. 

She became the Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer in 2007. Before that, she managed the Voluntary Disclosure Program for the Integrity Vice Presidency.

Dubois co-chaired the Anti-corruption Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and currently serves in the same role for the International Bar Association.

Since 2009, she has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on international anti-corruption. 

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said: “Pascale has a proven track record of fighting fraud and corruption, and I’m very pleased to have her at the helm of our integrity unit.”

Her appointment as head of the INT is effective July 1.

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Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog.

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