Bertrand Badré, managing director and chief financial officer of the World Bank Group, announced a major new proposal for infrastructure funding at an event at the Peterson Institute on June 23, 2014. Heidi Crebo-Rediker, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and former chief economist at the US Department of State, David Giordano, Blackrock Alternative Investments, and Yasushi Sunouchi, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, provided commentary following Badré's presentation.
Bertrand Badré has been managing director and chief financial officer of the World Bank Group since March 2013. Previously, he served as the group chief financial officer at Société Général, and before that he served as the group chief financial officer of Crédit Agricole from 2007 to 2011. Between 2004 and 2007, he was managing director of Lazard in Paris and responsible for the Financial Services Group. Badré is a graduate of ENA (Ecole Nationale d'Administration) and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He also studied history at Paris IV University (La Sorbonne) and graduated from HEC Paris (Hautes Études Commerciales).