“Job creation is the best tool, the best antidote, the best weapon to eliminate poverty.”
Dr. Juan José Daboub is the former Managing Director of the World Bank, where he was in charge of operations in 110 countries Africa, the Middle East, East Asia and Latin America. He was also responsible for the oversight of the Human Development and Sustainable Development Networks, the Information Systems Group, the World Bank Institute, the Department of Institutional Integrity and the Arab World Initiative. Prior to the World Bank, Daboub joined with El Salvador’s President Francisco Flores to develop the non-profit organization America Libre Institute. He has also served as El Salvador’s Minister of Finance and as Chief of Staff to President Flores. Today, Daboub is the founding CEO of the Global Adaptation Institute and teaches at Princeton University. Dr. Daboub holds a Bachelors of Science, Masters of Science and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.