The World Bank Group has appointed Axel Peuker as its third Ombudsman. He begins a five-year term, effective December 1, 2017. Peuker joins other WBG Ombuds Doris Campos-Infantino and David Talbot, and replaces Penelope Brook (who has become Executive Director of the Atlantic Group).
Peuker, a German national, has worked for the bank since 1989 and has held a variety of positions in three regions. His most recent assignment was the Director of Strategy and Operations. Peuker earned an MA from CUNY, a Diplom-Volkswirt (master's in economics) from Goether University; and a certificate from Kiel Institute for the World Economy. (LinkedIn.)