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BREAKING NEWS
Cristian Baeza Appointed as Sector Director for Health , Nutrition and Population in the Human Development Network
August 07, 2018
Cristian Baeza
Sector Director for Health, Nutrition and Population
Cristian Baeza Appointed as Sector Director for Health , Nutrition and Population in the Human Development Network
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Cristian Baeza as the Sector Director for Health, Nutrition and Population in the Human Development Network Vice Presidency.  Mr. Baeza, a Chilean national, joins us from McKinsey & Company where he was a Partner leading the McKinsey Global Health Systems Financing Cluster. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Baeza held several positions at the World Bank, most recently as Lead Health Policy Specialist in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. He also brings in long Health Policy and Health Financing experience from his position as CEO of the Chilean national health insurance (FONASA) and his work with the International Labor Organization and World Health Organization prior to joining the World Bank. Mr. Baeza holds a Medical Doctor degree from University of Chile as well as a Master in Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University in the USA. In this position, Mr. Baeza will provide strategic and managerial leadership to the HNP Sector to deliver on the following top three priorities: (i) implementation of the 2007 HNP Sector Strategy and follow up action plans; (ii) strategic leadership of the HNP sector Board, including a focus on portfolio quality and knowledge management; and (iii) strengthening the strategic partnerships with key external actors in global health. Mr. Baeza has been selected through the Bankwide and external competitive Managerial Selection process. His appointment is effective , August  7, 2018.
 
Graeme Wheeler Managing Director, MDW
Cristian Baeza
Sector Director for Health, Nutrition and Population