THE WORLD BANK GROUP A World Free of Poverty

Regional Vice President
Johannes F. Linn

Johannes Linn, joined the Bank in 1973. His extensive experience at the Bank began with nine years in the research wing on urban development policy issues. In 1978, Mr. Linn served as Country Economist and Senior Economic Advisor in the East Asia Region. In 1988, he became Director of one of the World Bank’s flagship publications, World Development Report, which dealt principally with issues of public finance in development. Subsequently, he served as Senior Economic Advisor in the Bank’s Development Economics Department, then as Director of the International Economics Department, and later of the Country Economics Department. In 1991, Mr. Linn was appointed Vice President for Financial Policy and Resource Mobilization, and since January 1996, he has held the position of the Bank’s Vice President for ECA.