Ana María Ibáñez
Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge
Ms. Ana María Ibáñez Londoño, a citizen of Colombia, was appointed Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge (VPS) as of June 1, 2023. Prior this appointment, Ms. Ibáñez Londoño was Economics Principal Advisor in VPS since 2019 when she joined the IDB. In this role, she coordinated and supervised the VPS knowledge program in close collaboration with the operational departments, focusing on aligning the multi-annual agenda with the development priorities of the Region.
Before joining the Bank, Ms. Ibáñez was a Professor in the School of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá since 2003, where she conducted cutting-edge research on migration, rural development, and the consequences of conflict. Additionally, from 2012 2016, she was Dean of the School of Economics at the same university and from 2008 2012 was the Director of the Research Center of the School of Economics (CEDE). She has been a visiting professor and senior fellow at several universities during her career, including Princeton and Yale, and is an accomplished writer of publications and books with particular emphasis on migration, forced displacement and armed conflict.
Ms. Ibáñez served in the Board of Directors of Grupo Éxito, BBVA-Colombia, Fundación Éxito and Fundación Saldarriaga Concha, as well as the Advisory Committee of the United Nation’s Peace Building Fund, and the World Bank’s Commission on Poverty.
Ms. Ibáñez holds a Ph.D. degree and a Master’s degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.