International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency
Klaus Tilmes
World Bank
Facilitating global trade and transport
17:00 - 18:30Thursday, 28 May 2015

Klaus Tilmes was appointed the Global Practice Director for the Trade and Competitiveness Practice of the World Bank Group, in 2014. Tilmes is responsible for such global themes as trade, business, climate, competitive industries and investment, climate for industry, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Prior to his current position, he was the Director of the Financial and Private Sector Development (FPD) Network from 2010 to 2014. He also served as Acting Vice President for the FPD Network from 2013 to 2014. In those roles, he championed the improvement of knowledge flows and connectivity, putting them at the core of FPD’s service to clients. Tilmes joined the World Bank in 1991 as an Economist in the Africa region.