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Ethiopis Tafara is Vice President and Chief Risk, Legal and Administrative Officer for the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). He joined MIGA in September 2019 and is responsible for the supervision and oversight of MIGA’s Finance and Risk Management Group, the Economics & Sustainability Group and the Legal Affairs & Claims Group. He also oversees MIGA Partnerships, with an aim to leverage strategic alliances and promote greater investment flows into emerging markets through more extensive risk coverage.

Mr. Tafara is an Adjunct Professor on Regulation of International Securities Markets at the Georgetown University Law Center and has published a number of articles in leading journals, including the Harvard International Law Journal and the Georgetown Journal of International Law.

In 2015, Mr. Tafara was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), the global standard setter for valuation of real estate, businesses and financial instruments. In 2019, he was appointed as a Public Governor on the Board of Governors for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Tafara holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and an AB from Princeton University. Mr. Tafara is a US national. He was born and grew up in Ethiopia and speaks Amharic, French, Italian, and Spanish, in addition to English.

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