Vice President for Finance and Administration
Claudia Bock-Valotta, a dual Austrian and Argentine citizen, has been appointed Vice-president for Finance and Administration as of August 1st, 2018 at the Inter-American Development Bank, (IDB). Mrs. Bock-Valotta was General Manager of the Human Resources Department since August 2011, and served both the IDB and IDB Invest since 2015. During her tenure as HRD Manager, she led major transformations including the restructuring and modernization of the HR department and the successful HR component of the merger initiative leading to the creation of IDB Invest, the development of the HR Service Center, and the HR/SAP implementation. She was the motor behind the approved IDB Group Human Capital Strategy 2020, the approval of the Diversity Framework leading to the EDGE certification, the design and deployment of the Leadership Development Program, and the establishment of the analytics function as a critical pivot of a strategic HR function.
Mrs. Bock-Valotta has over 30 years of experience in international organizations and private sector. She has led several change management and transformation programs, working in the fields of strategy and organization with emphasis on corporate functions such as budget, controlling and human resources. Prior to joining the IDB, she worked 10 years for the European Central Bank, (ECB), in Frankfurt, Germany. At the ECB, she was Head of Currency Management, responsible for the production, coordination, and issuance of the EURO, providing critical input to the strategy of the EURO production, and ensuring the logistic coordination of the EURO across Europe. During her tenure she developed the cost methodology that is being used today to determine the cost of the currency in Europe. As Head of the Budget, Controlling and Organization Division, she led the work on the Euro-system of Central Banks’ corporate strategy, established performance management standards, and developed the first operational risk framework. She exercised the controlling function, including exercising the oversight of the planning phase of the New ECB Premises. Claudia Bock also led the SAP introduction in the budget and controlling function. In 2013 she received an award from the ECB President for her participation in the change management Program “ECB in motion”.
Before joining the ECB, she worked many years for Arthur D. Little-Cambridge Consultants in Wiesbaden, Germany in projects across international organizations and private sector companies throughout Europe and the Americas in the field of change management and cultural change, focusing on process redesign in the areas of human resources, budget, corporate strategy, and organizational redesign.
An attorney by training, Mrs. Bock-Valotta graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with two degrees in Law and holds a Postgraduate degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Basel, Switzerland.