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Presenter Bios: Gabriella Ferencz

Gabriella Ferencz
Lead Financial Sector Specialist
Financial Sector Operations and Policy Department
World Bank

Gabriella Ferencz is a Lead Financial Sector Specialist with the Financial Sector Operations and Policy Group of the World Bank. Gabriella advises countries on their banking systems, banking supervision systems and anti-money laundering regimes. She represents the World Bank in the Basel Committee's Core Principle Liaison Group and the Capital Working Group, contributing the perspective of developing countries to the development and implementation of Basel II, the New Capital Accord.

Prior to joining the World Bank in 1996, Gabriella Ferencz worked as a National Bank Examiner for the Comptroller of the Currency in New York for 6 years. Previously, Ms. Ferencz was a Vice President with Citibank, N.A., in New York for 12 years, focusing on commercial lending, real estate lending and private banking.

She holds an MBA in Finance from Wharton Graduate and a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

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