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Stephen Zimmermann

World Bank
United States
Stephen Zimmermann is the Director of Operations for the World Bank Integrity Vice- Presidency (INT). Mr. Zimmermann directs a multi-disciplinary team charged with detecting, investigating, sanctioning and preventing fraud and corruption in Bank-financed activities around the world. Since assuming his position, he has had a leading role in developing and implementing an expanded strategy for the World Bank’s integrity agenda. In addition, he led efforts to reach a historic cross-debarment agreement with the four leading regional multilateral development banks for mutual enforcement of sanctions decisions. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Mr. Zimmermann was the first Chief of the Office of Institutional Integrity for the Inter-American Development Bank. He also has served as the interim Chief of Staff for the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil for Food Program. Mr. Zimmermann previously worked as the Senior Policy Officer and Senior Counsel for the World Bank’s Department of Institutional Integrity, the predecessor to the Integrity Vice-Presidency and from 1991 until 1999, Mr. Zimmermann was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Zimmermann worked as an attorney with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.