Ian Johnson (COR)

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"Ian Johnson has over thirty years experience in economic development. He spent twenty-six years at the World Bank, starting as an energy economist and financial analyst and working through increasing levels of responsibility was, for his last eight years, Vice President for Sustainable Development and, for five years, also Chairman of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Prior to joining the World Bank, he was an economist with the British Government and he spent five years in Bangladesh working with the United Nations and a non-government organization. Since leaving the World Bank Ian Johnson has been an advisor to the government of Chile, a member of the Swedish Commission on Climate Change, senior advisor to GLOBE and chair of its Ecosystems Services Panel, as well as consultant to a number of international organizations. In 2010 Ian Johnson was appointed Secretary General of the Club of Rome.

"Ian Johnson is married with two children. He is an economist who has studied economics at the universities of Wales, Sussex and Harvard and business studies at Harvard." [1]

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  1. Club of Rome Ian Johnson, organizational web page, accessed April 12, 2012.