Beata D. Debek is a financial officer at the World Bank Treasury, where she mediates with a wide range of external and internal clients, including central banks, public pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds on issues related to asset management and investment governance.
She holds a Master of International Public Policy degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from DePaul University in Chicago. She also passed the CPA examination in the state of Illinois. Beata is the co-editor of Governance and Investment of Public Pension Assets: Practitioners' Perspectives, a World Bank publication.
Beata has extensive hands-on experience in international corporate finance. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2008, she worked in the private sector, in Citibank, Warsaw, and TransUnion, Chicago. Fluent in Spanish, she managed multiple control functions, including financial, accounting, reporting, and operations of international subsidiaries in Latin America, as well as in Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. She briefly worked as a federal and state tax associate at Grant Thornton and has diverse experience as an accountant and financial analyst.
Beata previously served on the Board of Directors for the Polish Museum of America and was a Midwest Liaison for the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. As the principal organizer, she marshaled the Solidarity exhibit "Roads to Freedom," in Chicago, in cooperation with the Solidarity Center in Gdansk. She was also a member of The Legion of Young Polish Women in Chicago.