Michael Stanley

University of Delvare (Static)

Michael Stanley is the Global Lead – Extractives within the World Bank Group, Washington D.C. Michael provides technical leadership on global lending operations in the extractives sector, the generation of knowledge products and learning, formulation of sector strategy to guide the World Bank Group in its engagements, and development of professional oil, gas and mining staff. Michael has strong global experience in resource development over a twenty eight year career, both within the private sector and within recently within the World Bank Group since 2003. He has worked in resource development projects across Latin America, Europe & Central Asia, Africa, South Asia and East Asia Pacific regions. Michael is widely recognized for his policy advice to governments to inform sector development, understanding of the interventions to improve sector governance, and broad experience in aligning investments from the public and private sector towards more sustainable outcomes. Michael continues to support broader knowledge management of extractive industry sector issues both for internal use within World Bank Group, and for global dissemination through the EI Source Book online, open-source platform. Michael is a Canadian with degrees in Geoscience (H.BSc. Western University), Mineral Exploration (M.Sc. McGill University), and Mineral Economics/Mining (Ph.D).

Paulo de Sa

University of Delvare (Static)

Paulo de Sa is the Practice Manager of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice at the World Bank, where he coordinates and leads the Bank’s oil, gas, and mining lending activities and technical assistance in more than 50 countries. He also heads three global programs and partnerships in the oil, gas and mineral sectors including: the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the Global Gas FlaringReduction (GGFR), and the Extractive Industries Technical Advisory Services (EI-TAF).Prior to that he was a Lead Operations Officer for the Latin America region of the World Bank and also a Lead Industrial Economist. Before joining the World Bank, he worked in Strategy and Operations for Usinor-Sacilor, a leading steel producer in France. He holds a Doctorate in Mineral Economics from the Paris School of Mines.