Senior Executive in business and non-profit sectors, and former U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank Group

Matt McGuire is the former U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank, where he oversaw the Bank’s strategic direction and operations. With an extensive background in international development, economic policy, and global finance, McGuire has served in several high-profile positions and is known for his commitment to advancing sustainable development and promoting financial inclusion worldwide. Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. McGuire served as Director of the Office of the Business Liaison at the U.S. Department of Commerce where he managed the Secretary’s relationships with business leaders globally and worked closely with policymaking entities across the Obama Administration. Before his tenure in Washington, DC, Dr. McGuire worked as a senior executive in the financial services industry, helping to build three dynamic and entrepreneurial firms in Chicago, IL. He has also run non-profit programs in the U.S. and abroad, focusing on workforce development and affordable housing. Throughout his career, McGuire has been involved with various civic endeavors, acting as a board member for numerous not-for-profit organizations, including Public/Private Ventures, Chicago Public Media, and PeacePlayers International. He earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University and a BA from Brown University, and a Certificate of Religious Studies from the University of London.

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