About Us


John Scott

Executive Vice President, a.i.


John Scott was appointed Executive Vice President, ad interim, in January 2020. In this role, he serves as Chief Operating Officer for IDB operations at IDB Headquarters in Washington, DC and across the IDB’s 28 offices.

Mr. Scott joined the IDB in 1985 and has held several leadership positions. Most recently, he was General Counsel and General Manager of the IDB Legal Department, advising the Board of Governors, Board of Executive Directors and senior management on all legal aspects of Bank activities.

Previously, he served as Chief Counsel for Corporate Legal Affairs, overseeing legal work for institutional and financial activities, and as Assistant General Counsel for the Legal Financial Office, supervising legal work for IDB borrowings in international capital markets and other resource-mobilization activities.

Mr. Scott holds a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University and a B.A. in English and Economics from Clark University.