Senior Mining Specialist
Javier Aguilar works for the last fifteen years at the World Bank Group where he leads lending and technical assistance projects in the area of extractive industries, with focus on the mining sector. He is actively involved on global knowledge work on mining, as co-lead of the Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification (ELLED) program. Currently, he is leading WB’s work program on mining in Mozambique, Perú, Colombia, Argentina, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. He has been Regional Coordinator for Extractives Industries in Latin America and Deputy Manager for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) global trust fund. Prior to that, he was Regional Manager for the Revenue Management program in Latin America at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the lending private sector window at the World Bank Group. Before joining the World Bank Group, he worked was a founding partner of SAXgr, a consultancy firm focused on providing advice on public sector reform and local government finance including royalties from extractive industries. He served as Vice Minister of Public Investment in Bolivia (1993-1997). He studied economics at UAM-Mexico and holds a master’s degree in Local and Regional Development from Erasmus University Rotterdam. His most recent contribution published as part of the ELLED program is: “Building Resilience: A Green Growth Framework for Mobilizing Mining Framework for Mobilizing Mining Investment".
World Bank´s approach to mineral industry for a decarbonized economy