Jos VerbeekChief Economic Advisor

Jos Verbeek
areas of expertise
  • Macroeconomic Fundamentals
  • Economic and Financial Analysis
  • Growth and Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • PhD/Dr – Economics – Tinberger Institute – Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Drs/Mcs – Economics – Erasmus University Rotterdam

Jos Verbeek, a Dutch national, is our Chief Economic Advisor, focusing on current economic affairs and its implications for our clients. Jos comes with 30 years of experience in assisting clients of the World Bank Group to advance their economic prospects.

Mr. Verbeek joined the World Bank in 1992 in the International Economics Department. He has since held various positions, his most recent assignment being Adviser in the Senior Vice-President’s Office for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations and Partnerships.

Preceding this assignment, he worked as a country economist in the Africa and the European regions and managed the Global Monitoring Report, a joint WBG and IMF flagship measuring progress on the Millennium Development Goals.

His last position at the World Bank Group was as Special Representative to the UN and the WTO in Geneva. Prior to this, he held various corporate assignments and country focused lead roles.

Latest insights & analysis on Jos Verbeek's area of expertise

  • Apple to Move Some iPhone Production Away from China to India

    U.S. tech giant Apple announced on Monday its plans to manufacture iPhone 14s in India, as it prepares to move some of its production away from China. The company launched its flagship smartphone at an event earlier this month, where it focused on safety upgrades. “The new iPhone 14 lineup introduces groundbreaking new technologies and important safety capabilities. We’re excited to be manufacturing iPhone 14 in India,” Apple said in a statement.

    September 26, 2022
  • Germany Signs Deal with the UAE to Secure LNG Supplies

    German utility RWE has signed a deal with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to supply LNG to Germany by the end of December. Although the initial amount to be delivered is relatively small, it is politically significant as Germany has been looking to ramp up natural gas supplies outside Russia, and German Chancellor Scholz aiming to deepen ties with the Gulf to secure alternative energy sources.

    September 26, 2022
  • TotalEnergies to Invest $1.5 Billion in Qatar’s LNG Expansion Project

    TotalEnergies is set to invest $1.5 billion in Qatar’s North Field South (NFS) LNG Expansion Project. The French energy major aims to ramp up LNG supplies from Qatar to European markets. A deal was signed to formalize the agreement in Doha between TotalEnergies and QatarEnergy. TotalEnergies CEO Pouyanne said the deal came just in time when Europe was seeking new LNG supplies. 

    September 26, 2022

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