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Aurèle M. Houngbedji

Aurèle M. Houngbedji

Head of Climate Risk

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About this Speaker

Dr. Aurèle M. Houngbedji is a Financial Risk Management Expert, Author and pan- African. He leads the Climate Risk, Research and Knowledge Unit in the Corporate Risk Management  Department at the International Finance Corporation. His current research focuses on the change-related financial risks management. He also advises IFC’s bank clients in Africa on risk  management related issues. 

Dr. Houngbedji served from 2012 to 2016 as Special Advisor the President of Benin where he set  up a Delivery Unit to lead an ambitious reforms’ agenda to improve investment climate, attract  private investments and promote Benin around the world as a good investment destination in  Africa.  

Prior to joining the World Bank Group in January 2005, Dr. Houngbedji was a Quantitative Analyst  in the Capital Markets Department at AmTrust Bank. He was responsible for developing mortgage  pipeline hedging models; risk-based pricing models, valuation models for the bank’s loans,  servicing assets, and other hedging instruments and assets.  

Dr. Houngbedji is an industry expert and professional lecturer of risk management. 

Dr. Houngbedji holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Finance from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an  alumnus of both the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School. He is also an  alumnus of the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership. He is a member of  the Directors and Chief Risk Officers Group (DCRO). He is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM)  from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and a certified Professional Risk  Manager (PRM) from the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA).

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