Speakers

Anshula Kant

Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group

Anshula Kant was appointed Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer in October 2019. In this role, she is responsible for financial and risk management of the World Bank Group. Among other key management duties, her work includes oversight of financial reporting, risk management and mobilization of IDA and other financial resources.

Through her work at the State Bank of India (SBI), Ms. Kant gained more than 35 years of experience in the financial industry. As CFO of SBI, she managed $38 billion of revenues and total assets of $500 billion. Most recently, Ms. Kant served as Managing Director from September 2018 to August 2019. With direct responsibility for SBI’s Risk, Compliance, and Stressed Asset Portfolio, she led the creation of investment opportunities while empowering risk management throughout the bank. Ms. Kant earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women and completed her master’s in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.