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The World Bank Group manages FIRST's work program on behalf of donors through the PMU as described in the FIRST Charter. The PMU is led by the Program Manager, who is recruited internationally and hired by the World Bank Group.

  • Carlos Pinerua
    Carlos Pinerua

    Program Manager

  • Pramita Moni SenGupta
    Pramita Moni SenGupta

    Senior Financial Sector Specialist

  • Hanh Thi Bich Le
    Hanh Thi Bich Le

    Senior M&E Officer

  • Padmashree Sidarth
    Padmashree Sidarth

    Operations Analyst

FIRST is guided by a Governing Council comprising one representative of each of FIRST's Main Donors, a representative from the World Bank Group and a representative from the IMF. "Main Donors" are defined as Donors who have contributed at least $2,000,000 (two million - U.S. dollars) in cash contributions to FIRST.

The Governing Council Members and Alternates
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

    Natascha Beinker
    Natascha Beinker

    Head of Division Cooperation with the Private Sector; Sustainable Economic Policy (Deputy), BMZ

    Member

  • International Monetary Fund

    Aditya Narain
    Aditya Narain

    Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

    Vice - Chair

    Mark White Lewis
    Mark White Lewis

    Assistant Director, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF

    Alternate

  • Luxembourg Ministry of Finance

    Miguel Marques

    Alternate Director - Belgium/Luxembourg/Slovenia, EBRD

    Member

    Arsene Jacoby

    Director, International Financial Institutions, Ministry of Finance

    Alternate

  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

    Peter Le Poole
    Peter Le Poole

    Senior Policy Advisor, Financial Sector Development, MFA

    Chair of the Governing Council

  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

    Monica Rubiolo
    Monica Rubiolo

    Head, Macroeconomic Support Unit, SECO

    Member

    Jonas Frank
    Jonas Frank

    Deputy Head, Macroeconomic Support Unit, SECO

    Alternate

  • World Bank Group

    Gloria Grandolini
    Gloria Grandolini

    Senior Director, Finance & Markets Global Practice, The World Bank Group

    Member