CRISTINA OTANO JIMENEZ
Team Lead Resilience Climate Change Program – Senior Operations Officer, World Bank – Global Facility Disaster Reduction and Recovery District of Columbia
Cristina works as a Senior Operations Officer at the Global Fund for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) within the World Bank Climate Change Group where she manages the Resilience to Climate Change Initiative and coordinates the Gender in Disaster Risk Management Agenda. In the last 14 years she has developed her career in the World Bank working in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously she worked for the sports industry in Brussels, Belgium, and in La Paz, Bolivia, where she was a fellow from the Spanish Ministry of Economy. Cristina has a BSc in business administration and management from the Public University of Navarra, a MSc in foreign trade from Carlos III University, and a MSc in international public policy from the University of London (UCL). Cristina firmly believes that diversity is key to improving decision-making process, and to fostering innovative solutions. Participating in Homeward Bound, she hopes to help promote environmental sustainability and diversity in decision-making.