Erik Bethel

Alternate Executive Director


Mr. Erik Bethel was nominated to serve as the Alternate Executive Director representing the United States 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 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.
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