Concepcion is a seasoned international executive in the financial sector and banking industry with over 15 years of professional experience. At the World Bank (WB) Treasury, she focuses on designing customized financial solutions and risk management strategies for client countries and emerging markets. In this role, she leads the WB Treasury banking services practice for clients in Latin America and the Middle East. She is also responsible in her team for the Climate Change and Environment financing agendas, and provides advisory and capacity building services. In 2017, she was a recipient of the WB Group Presidential Award on Innovation as part of the core team that developed innovative financing solutions for refugees and their host communities.
Concepcion spent the first year at the World Bank as a Climate Finance Specialist in the Environment Department before rotating to Treasury as part of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Program. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2009, she worked in BBVA’s securitization and core capital management team at BBVA’s headquarters. She has also held various positions with leading private and public institutions in Brussels, Mexico and Madrid, focusing on a range of financial and economic issues.
Concepcion holds an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick (UK) and a MSc in Business, Finance and Economics from the University of Zaragoza (Spain).
• Master in International Political Economy, University of Warwick (UK)
• Licenciatura in Business, Management and Economics. University of Zaragoza (Spain)
• European Commission / Spanish Government/ Instituto de Credito Oficial / BBVA
• Strategic Planning and Risk Analysis
LATEST PUBLICATIONS / PUBLICATION JOURNAL WEB
• “Jordan Economic Monitor: The Green Economic Boost”, The World Bank, Spring 2017
• “Capital and the Common Good: How innovative finance is tackling the world’s most urgent problems”, by Georgia Levenson Keohane, contributor. 2016
• Featured in Forbes Magazine (Spain edition): “Tacones en el Banco Mundial”, May 2015
• “Too Global to Fail: The World Bank at the Intersection of National and Global Public Policy in 2025”. World Bank Group, Peer reviewer, 2015
• “Carbon Capture and Storage in Developing Countries: A Perspective on Barriers to Development”. Contributed to Chapter 6 on financial model development. The World Bank, 2012
• “Climate Finance in Urban Context”. World Bank Institute. Development, Climate and Finance. Issues Brief 4. November 2010