Erik Bethel

Alternate Executive Director, The World Bank
Mr. Erik Bethel was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to represent the United States on the World Bank Board of Directors in April 2018. Mr. Bethel has 25 years of financial experience as an investment banker and private equity professional focused on Emerging Markets. Prior to being nominated to serve at the World Bank, Mr. Bethel was a Managing Director at Franklin Templeton Investments where he executed private equity transactions in Latin America. Prior to this, he was based in Shanghai, China as Managing Partner of SinoLatin Capital and Managing Director of ChinaVest. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bethel held a variety of Emerging Markets-focused private equity and investment banking positions at J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley & Co. in both New York and Mexico City. Mr. Bethel serves on the Board’s Audit Committee and the Committee on Governance and Executive Directors’ Administrative Matters (COGAM). Mr. Bethel earned a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin.