Jamil Sopher has served as a World Bank staff member for over 30 years. Until 1997, he served in World Bank Operations, reaching the position of Principal Financial Analyst. In the mid-1990s, he oversaw Private Participation in Infrastructure-Bank partnerships. Under his leadership, the World Bank actively supported BOT/BOO deals for power, water supply and transport in the Philippines, Thailand, and Laos. Mr. Sopher was elected Chairman of the World Bank Group Staff Association late in 1997. He served in that capacity for two years.
From January 1, 2000 until he retired from the World Bank in September 2000, Mr. Sopher served as Operations Adviser in the Quality Assurance Group. Since January 2002, Mr. Sopher has served as the quality adviser to the Bank’s Latin America and Caribbean Regional Financial Management Unit.
He received a BS in 1965 and a Master of Engineering (Electrical) in 1966, both from Cornell; and his MBA (Finance) from Harvard in 1968.