2004 Conference Videos: Frannie A. Léautier

Dr. Léautier is a leading expert in infrastructure formation in developing countries. She has been with the World Bank Institute in a variety of roles since 1992, most recently assuming the position of Vice President in December 2001.

Prior to her current role Dr. Léautier was the Chief of Staff for the President of the World Bank Group. During her tenure in this position she enhanced coordination of the President's Office with other units throughout the organization. Dr. Léautier portfolio with the World Bank Group includes Transport Economist for the Latin America & Caribbean and South Asia Regions, and Research Economist in the Development Economics Department. She served as Sector Director for Infrastructure in South Asia and held the position of Director for the Infrastructure Group, comprised of the merged practices of Transport; Water and Sanitation; Urban Development; and Energy.

Prior to her work at the World Bank Institute Dr. Léautier taught at the Centre for Construction Research and Education, and the Department of Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dr. Léautier is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Infrastructure Systems and maintains membership in a number of international committees on infrastructure development. Her leadership in these sectors have gained her an IFC/PSI Senior Management Performance Award in 2000, as well as a President's Award for Excellence.

Dr. Léautier began her education and teaching career at the University of Dar es Salaam. She received her Master of Science in Transportation, and her PhD in Infrastructure Systems from the MIT. She has also completed the Harvard Executive Development Program.


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