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Mark Goldsmith Appointed as Inspection Panel Member

Mark Goldsmith
Mark Goldsmith, Panel Member

Mark Goldsmith has been appointed as a member of the Inspection Panel, succeeding Jan Mattsson whose five-year term expires on November 16, 2019. World Bank Group President David Malpass announced Mr. Goldsmith’s appointment on November 6, 2019, after it was approved by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.

Here is the statement from President Malpass on Mr. Goldsmith’s appointment:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Goldsmith as a Member of the Inspection Panel. Mr. Goldsmith replaces Mr. Jan Mattsson whose term will expire November 16, 2019.  Mr. Goldsmith is a United Kingdom citizen and will bring to the Panel more than 25 years of experience managing complex projects and teams across the financial services, development, strategy consulting and energy sectors. His leadership extends to both the public and private sectors where he has demonstrated the ability to manage multi-stakeholders, understand complex issues and lead the implementation of industry wide and sector leading solutions. 

Through his work in both emerging and developed economies, Mr. Goldsmith has dealt with a wide portfolio of complex and sensitive matters, including environmental, social, sustainability, safety, risk management and governance issues which will complement and provide great value to the Inspection Panel.

Before creating his own Sustainability consultancy "FiveOak," Mr. Goldsmith was Director, Responsible Investment for Actis for over 10 years (2004-2015). During this time, he was a leader in ESG thinking in the emerging markets. In this capacity he developed and promoted world class standards in business integrity, health and safety, social, environmental and climate change areas across all investment areas and companies and implemented robust corporate governance standards and transparent practices.

He earned a Master's degree in Environmental Pollution Control from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Mr. Goldsmith was selected to this position through an international competitive recruitment process. His appointment is for a term of five years effective November 17, 2019.