Julie T. Katzman
Executive Vice President
Julie T. Katzman a U.S. citizen is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the Inter-American Development Bank (the “IDB”).
After over 15 years as an Investment Banker, primarily in private equity, Ms. Katzman joined the IDB Group in 2009 as General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (the “MIF”). The MIF is the largest provider of development oriented grant financing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Approximately 18 months later, Ms. Katzman was appointed Executive Vice President of the IDB.
Under Ms. Katzman’s leadership, the MIF refined its strategic approach and developed an evaluation framework to catalyze change by focusing its grant resources strategically in three areas - Access to Finance, Basic Services and Markets and Capabilities.
Ms. Katzman is currently responsible for managing the overall operations of the IDB. She is particularly focused on furthering the IDB’s emphasis on results and improving access and availability of these results through innovative tools as a way to bring the Bank’s achievements to a larger audience and strengthen the case for development (such as the recently launched MapAmericas, a georeferenced visual representation of the IDB’s results).
Ms. Katzman has served on a number of corporate and not for profit boards. Currently, she serves on the Board of Advisors of Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, the MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of the International Center for Research on Women (“ICRW”).
Ms. Katzman graduated summa cum laude from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and earned her Masters in Management with Distinction from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Ms. Katzman also attended American University in Cairo and the Hebrew University.