Japanese national, Hiroshi Naka was appointed as the Vice President and Auditor General of World Bank. The appointment was announced by the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on 23 May 2014. He will take the charge as the Vice President in July 2014.
He will be responsible for providing leadership on evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the bank's risk management, control and governance processes.
Naka has worked for more than 25 years with the Japanese Ministry of Finance and multilateral organisations. He is specialised in issues such as economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and supervision of financial institutions.
He also has deep knowledge of controls and broad experience in policy coordination, foreign exchange control, supervision of international and Japanese banks, and managing complex relationships with multilateral organisations.
Who: Hiroshi Naka
When: 23 May 2014