Carole E. Brookins
Carole E. BrookinsThe Honorable Carole L. Brookins served from 2001 to 2005 as the United States Executive Director to The World Bank in Washington, D.C. An international consultant, she is currently a Managing Director of Public Capital Advisors LLC (PCA), as well as a director on both corporate and non-profit boards. Ms. Brookins is a member of the North American Agribusiness Advisory Board of Rabobank International, Southwest Fund’s Advisory Board and the Center for Financial Stability’s Advisory Board and Board of Directors. She is an International Advisor to Union Bright Consultants Ltd. in Hong Kong and is a member of the Board of Trustees of GVEP International (Global Village Energy Partnership)- a UK-based non-profit that accelerates access to affordable and sustainable energy for people in emerging economies.
Ms. Brookins recent corporate board service has included the AIM-listed holding company Climate Exchange plc (CLE) and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)—prior to the purchase by ICE in July 2010—and was Chairman, the North American Advisory Board of NTR plc until 2011. NTR is an international developer and operator in renewable energy and sustainable waste management. She also currently serves as a Counselor of the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA). In 2008-2009, Ms Brookins was as a member of HRH The Prince of Wales’ Rainforest Project (PRP) Advisory Council. A member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations and the Bretton Woods Committee, Ms. Brookins founded and served as CEO of World Perspectives, Inc—a Washington-based consulting firm, with clients in the financial, agribusiness and public sectors--from 1980-2001. She began her career as an underwriter of municipal bonds for 6 years before she moved to commodities with the Chicago Board of Trade and as a Vice President of E.F. Hutton in New York.
Her public sector activities have included service on numerous government and non-governmental committees and organizations. A member of the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP) in the 1990’s, she served as chairman of the Committee’s Sanctions Working Group. President George Bush appointed her to membership on the President\'s Export Council in December of 1990. In December 1984, Ms. Brookins was named Chairman of the Department of State\'s private sector Advisory Committee on Food, Hunger and Agriculture in Developing Countries, mandated by President Reagan. She was a member of the U.S. National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (PECC) from 1988-2001, chairing the 23-member economy group’s Food and Agriculture Forum; and the APEC RISE (Regional Integration for Sustainable Economies) initiative.
Ms. Brookins has been awarded the Merit Agricole by the Government of France and was honored as Woman of the Year by the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) in 2003. She is an Honorary Citizen of Jiangmen (Guangdong), China.
Joel W. Motley
Joel W. MotleyAs a Managing Director of Public Capital Advisors LLC, Joel Motley provides advice on capital markets and infrastructure to emerging markets. Mr. Motley began his career in investment banking at Lazard Freres & Co. in 1985, and he became a founder of Carmona Motley Inc. in 1992.
Prior to investment banking, Mr. Motley served as an aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, serving as chief of the Senator’s staff in New York City and surrounding counties. Mr. Motley joined the Senate staff after five years of corporate law practice which he began at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett upon graduation from Harvard Law School in 1978. He graduated from Harvard College (magna cum laude) in 1974.
Mr. Motley is active today on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards, including serving as Chairman of the Governance Committee of the New York board of the Oppenheimer Funds, and he serves on the governing board of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum. Mr. Motley is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (member of the Budget and Finance Committee) and Co-chairman of the board of Human Rights Watch. Mr. Motley also serves on the Vestry of Trinity Wall Street and is the Chairman of its Committee on Investments. He is also a board member of Historic Hudson Valley, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Southern Africa Legal Services Foundation, and the Greenwall Foundation.
James P. Bond
James P. BondIs an independent financial advisor specializing in energy and infrastructure in emerging economies. He holds several positions in this field including Senior Advisor to Lazard Frères (Paris), an investment bank; Special Advisor to the Mintz Group ( New York); and Non-Executive Director to Helios SE (London), an investment fund specializing in electricity in Africa. He is also member of the Board of Trustees of the Global Heritage Fund (Palo Alto, CA) which conserves and restores heritage sites around the world; Distinguished Research Associate of the North-South Institute ( a Canadian think tank specializing in the governance of natural resources); and the Centennial Group based in Washington DC. He is currently advising the African Development Bank on the development of their Partial Risk Guarantee Programme to promote private investment in African countries.
Mr. Bond has served in numerous managerial positions in the World Bank Group. Until August 2011 he was the Chief Operating Officer of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). MIGA provides political risk insurance and credit enhancement to investors and banks active in emerging economies. During his tenure MIGA\'s annual volume of business grew one-third to $2.1 billion per year, and its portfolio rose 70% to $9.2 billion.
Prior to joining MIGA in 2008, Mr. Bond was World Bank Country Director for several francophone countries in West Africa. During this period he spearheaded World Bank assistance to countries in the region, including to Cote d\'lvoire where he arranged financing for the demobilization of combatants and led a major sovereign debt workout for the country. While based in Antananarivo, Madagascar, as World Bank Country Director for the Indian Ocean, he arranged the financing for a major multi-model port in the south of the country with Rio Tinto as investor.
His sectorial responsibilities at the World Bank have included those of the Global Director of Energy, Mining and Telecommunications; and Director of Rural Development, Agriculture and Environment for the African Region. At the International Finance Corporation (IFC) also a member of the World Bank Group, Mr. Bond was Director of Mining Department and was on the board of the Escondida copper development in Chile. During his tenure IFC financed a number of important mining projects including the privatization of the copper state-owned enterprise ZCCM in Zambia.
Before joining the World Bank Group Mr. Bond spent ten years with Total, the international oil and gas company, he also worked for Gold Fields, A South African mining company. Mr. Bond holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris, a graduate degree in energy economics and finance from the French engineering school ENSPM, and a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.