Julie T. Katzman

Julie Katzman, Gender Summit 8 Speaker Executive Vice-President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Julie T. Katzman, a U.S. citizen, is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the Inter-American Development Bank (the “IDB”); the largest provider of development finance to the public and private sectors in Latin America and Caribbean. As a long-time investment banker focused primarily on private equity, Ms. Katzman developed well recognized expertise in financial structures and products across numerous industries. Ms. Katzman joined the IDB Group in 2009 as General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (the “MIF”). Eighteen months later, she was appointed Executive Vice President of the IDB. Ms. Katzman is currently responsible for managing the overall operations of the IDB. She is pioneering an institutional transformation to further the IDB’s emphasis on achieving, measuring and reporting tangible results, and improving access and availability of these results through innovative management and visualization tools such as MapAmericas.

Ms. Katzman is also championing progressive diversity and inclusion and women’s economic empowerment agendas. Ms. Katzman has served on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards. Currently, she serves on the Boards of Directors of the MacArthur Foundation and the International Center for Research on Women (“ICRW”) and the Board of Advisors of Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. Ms. Katzman graduated summa cum laude from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and earned her Master’s in Management with Distinction from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Ms. Katzman also attended American University in Cairo and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.