Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, World Bank
Pascale Hélène Dubois is the World Bank’s Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer. In this position, Ms. Dubois determines whether to suspend and debar firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects. Ms. Dubois has been involved with the Bank’s anti-corruption efforts for more than a decade. Prior to her appointment as Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, Ms. Dubois managed the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) in the Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) and also worked as an operational lawyer advising the Bank’s Africa region for seven years. Before the World Bank, she was in private practice for ten years in the USA and Belgium. Ms. Dubois is the Senior Advisor to the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Committee (and served as Co-Chair of this Committee from 2010 to 2013). She was appointed as Regional Officer for North America by the International Bar Association Anti-Corruption Committee in 2014. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on international anti-corruption. Ms. Dubois received her Lic. Jur., cum laude, from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and her LL.M. from New York University.