Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank's Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice
Fiona Stewart, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, is part of the Long-term Finance Team in the World Bank's Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice. Fiona provides policy advice on pension and insurance market reform to governments around the world. She also coordinates the Bank’s work on sustainable finance, including representing the institution at the G20 Working Group on Sustainable Finance and co-chairing the Finance Taskforce under the UN Decade on Restoration. Previously, Fiona worked for the OECD’s Financial Affairs Division and led the Secretariat of the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS).
Prior to the OECD, Fiona worked in the pension fund industry. As head of American Express Asset Management in Japan she was responsible for investing $2bn in Asian equity markets, and, as part of an international team, for managing $20bn globally.
Fiona holds degrees from Oxford and Johns Hopkins Universities and a Chartered Financial Analyst qualification. She also served on the advisory board of one of the OECD’s own pension funds.