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Khwan Jose Dabdoub

Khwan Jose Dabdoub

Sector : Business , Economists

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  • Country of residence : El Salvador
  • Gender : Male
  • Age : 0
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Juan Jose Daboub, is the chairman and CEO of The Daboub Partnership, Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Global Adaptation Institute and former managing director of the World Bank (2006–2010). He has taught at Princeton University and is a member of several boards of directors.
Prior to joining the Bank Group, he served concurrently as El Salvador’s Minister of Finance and Chief of Staff to the President.
After leaving the Bank, he launched the Global Adaptation Institute, a non-profit dedicated to building resilience against climate change and other global forces. He is also co-chair of The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Climate Change, an Advisory Panel member of the UNFCCC Momentum for Change initiative and chairman and CEO of The Daboub Partnership.
He has spoken extensively at high-level international conferences on economic freedom, prosperity and development issues, including the World Economic Forum, the Union for the Mediterranean, the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings, OECD, Transparency International, the BOAO Forum, and the Atlantic Basin Initiative. Daboub worked in both the public and private sectors, as well as in academia. He led family-owned businesses for nearly a decade before joining the board of CEL, El Salvador’s electric utility, and he presided over El Salvador’s electric distribution companies. Subsequently, he was named president of ANTEL, the state-owned telecommunications company, which he re-structured and privatized through a competitive process. Daboub served in three different governments over twelve years without belonging to any political party, and then returned to the private sector. In 2004, one electronic news paper enquired about a claim of abuse of authority, an investigation was never conducted due to a lack of proofs.
From 2004 to 2006, Daboub joined former President Flores of El Salvador in forming the America Libre Institute, where he worked in several projects implementing proven public policies that had been successfully deployed throughout Latin America. In 2014, this Institute was part of an investigation conducted by politicians from political parties opposite to that of Former President Flores for possible misuse of donations from Taiwan; a case is open in Court to determine if any wrongdoing was ever committed by Former President Flores.
He was born into a close-knit Arabic family, raised in El Salvador, and holds a Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.


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