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Hans Peter Lankes

Deputy Chief Executive and Managing Director

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Portrait of Hans Peter Lankes

Hans Peter Lankes is the Managing Director and Deputy Chief Executive at ODI, and is a visiting professor in practice at the LSE Grantham Research Institute and a senior fellow at the LSE/Oxford International Growth Centre.

He is a member of the G20 Panel on the Capital Adequacy Frameworks of the Multilateral Development Banks, an Advisor to British International Investment and a member of the Investment Committee of ILX (an SDG impact fund).

Hans Peter's research focuses on climate finance, development economics and sustainable growth, including reports for the G7 Presidency on designing a climate club, and reports for the World Economic Forum and for COP26 on mobilising policy and finance for climate and development.

Until early 2021, Hans Peter was the Vice President, Economics and Private Sector Development at the International Finance Corporation/World Bank Group, having previously served in various roles on the management team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and as Chief of the Trade Policy Division at the International Monetary Fund. Earlier in his career, Hans Peter had a track record in academia and policy consulting in Central America, West Africa and Southeast Asia.

Hans Peter obtained his PhD from Harvard University with a thesis on the political economy of hyperinflation, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, Diplom-Volkswirt from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and License en Sc. Economiques from Université de Grenoble.