Amédée Prouvost

Senior Advisor

Languages: English / French

35+ years experience in Risk Management
Specialist in: ERM/ORM, Risk Governance & Culture, Business Continuity & Crisis Management

Amédée Prouvost was the Chief Operational Risk Officer of the World Bank where he led the institution’s risk governance and non-financial risk practice, including operational risk management, business continuity and crisis management, enterprise risk management and corporate insurance. He also served as the Secretary of the Operational Risk, Enterprise Risk, and Financial Risk Committees.

During the last 18 months of his 37-year career with the World Bank Group (WBG), he was deeply involved in shaping the institution’s emergency response to the COVID crisis and then designing its future “hybrid work model” with a view towards improving risk awareness, achieving better risk-informed decision-making, and leading to greater resilience at the individual, functional, and institutional levels.

In earlier stages of his career, Mr. Prouvost held positions across the WBG’s finance and risk functions, including CFO of MIGA (political risk insurance), Manager for Development Finance, and Financial Representative in Europe. He also served in a variety of roles in the treasury function and as Senior Adviser to three WBG CFOs. He began his professional career at Banque Paribas (now BNP Paribas) and served as a Reserve Officer with the French Navy.

He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, and Master’s degrees in economics and statistics from ENSAE Paris and in economics and finance from Paris Dauphine University.

Mr. Prouvost serves as faculty member with the DCRO Risk Governance Institute, as President of the Board of Alliance Française (Washington DC), as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Board of UNICEF USA and of the Global Business School Network's Academic Advisory Board.