Pascale Helene Dubois


Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, World Bank, Adjunct Professor of Law

Lic. Jur., cum laude, University of Ghent, Belgium; LL.M., New York University

As the head of the World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD), Professor Dubois determines whether to suspend and debar firms and individuals accused...

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As the head of the World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD), Professor Dubois determines whether to suspend and debar firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects. Professor Dubois has been involved with the World Bank’s anti-corruption efforts for over a decade. Prior to her appointment as Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, Professor Dubois managed the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) in the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT). She also worked as an operational lawyer advising the Africa region of the World Bank for seven years. Before joining the World Bank, she was in private practice for ten years in the United States and Belgium. Professor Dubois is a Senior Advisor to the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Committee, having earlier served as Co-Chair for three years, and is now the Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). For the past eight years, she has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on international anti-corruption. She teaches and lectures widely, and publishes regularly on anti-corruption topics. Professor Dubois received her Lic. Jur., cum laude, from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and her LL.M. from New York University.

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"World Bank Walks Own Path On Corruption Cases," coverage in The Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Pascale Hélène Dubois.

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"World Bank Walks Own Path On Corruption Cases," coverage in The Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Pascale Hélène Dubois.

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