The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank approved the appointment of Brian O’Neill as Executive Vice President effective January 1, the IDB announced.
O’Neill has served in several senior leadership roles at Lazard since 2009, most recently as Senior Advisor. He has extensive experience working with governments, local and multinational corporations, as well as financial institutions.
He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Treasury from 2007 to 2009. For a five-month period in 2008, he served as acting U.S. Director at the IDB. Prior to that, he worked for J.P. Morgan Chase for over thirty years, where he held multiple leadership roles including chairman of investment banking for Latin America and Canada from 2001 to 2006.
A U.S. citizen, O’Neill lived and worked in South America for twelve years and has been based in Santiago, Chile, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
O’Neill is a Senior Advisor to Lexington Partners and a board member of Emigrant Bank, Erste Bank Group and AquaVenture Holdings. He is a life member of the Council for Foreign Relations (CFR), a director of The Inter-American Dialogue and was for over 10 years a member of the advisory committee for the David Rockefeller Center for Latin America Studies at Harvard University.
Mr. O’Neill holds an undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego and a master’s degree in business administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also completed the Executive Education Program at the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
About the IDB
The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.