General Counsel and General Manager, Legal Department
John Scott was appointed General Counsel and General Manager of the Legal Department in August 2015. In his current role, Mr. Scott leads the Legal Department and advises the Bank’s Board of Governors, Board of Executive Directors and Senior Management on all legal aspects of the Bank’s activities.
Mr. Scott joined the Bank in 1985 and has held a number of leadership positions. Most recently, Mr. Scott served as Chief Counsel for Corporate Legal Affairs where he oversaw legal functions for the Bank’s institutional and financial matters. Before that, he was Assistant General Counsel for the Legal Financial Office where he supervised legal work for the Bank’s borrowings in international capital markets and other activities for resource mobilization. Previously, Mr. Scott held other positions as an Attorney in the Legal Department.
Mr. Scott has a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University and a B.A. from Clark University in English and Economics.