Jos VerbeekChief Economic Advisor

Jos Verbeek
areas of expertise
  • Macroeconomic Fundamentals
  • Economic and Financial Analysis
  • Growth and Development
  • Sustainable Development
education
  • 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

  • Glencore Joins Global Battery Alliance’s Battery Passport Proof of Concept

    Swiss-based commodities trading and mining major Glencore said it would join the world’s first battery proof of concept established by the Global Battery Alliance. The alliance launched the proof of concept for its battery passport at the World Economic Forum, as part of its aim to develop a sustainable battery value chain by 2030. The prototype battery passports include example data from Audi and Tesla and their suppliers relating to the battery’s technical specifications, material provenance, and reporting against key sustainability performance indicators.

    January 27, 2023
  • Imperial Oil to Spend $720 Million for Canada’s Largest Renewable Diesel Plant

    Calgary-based Imperial Oil announced it will invest $720 million to build Canada’s largest renewable diesel facility at its refinery near Edmonton. The company aims the plant to produce more than one billion liters of fuel per year using vegetable oils from canola and soybean. Preparations and initial construction are under way for the 20,000 barrels per day facility, which will start operations in 2025, the company said. 

    January 27, 2023
  • Shell May Exit Retail Businesses in Britain, Germany, the Netherlands

    Shell is considering an exit from its home energy retail businesses in Britain, Germany and the Netherlands citing “tough market conditions”, it announced on Thursday. European energy suppliers have been struggling with soaring wholesale prices last year and government efforts to shield consumers from rising prices. 

    January 27, 2023

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