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Lily L. Chu

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)
Director, Strategy and Operations for the IEG, World Bank

Lily L. Chu is Director, Strategy and Operations for the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank Group. Ms. Chu has held various positions both in operations and at the corporate level, including Lead Evaluation Specialist in IEG and Sector Manager for Finance & Private Sector Development in the LCR Region, with her most recent assignment being Manager, Investment and Program Lending, in OPCS, where she played a key role in the rollout of the Bank’s assistance to countries during the COVID pandemic. In addition to her experience at the World Bank, Ms. Chu served as Senior Vice-President at Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin, specializing in corporate restructuring, as well as working in consulting to Fortune 500 companies with Strategic Planning Associates (now part of Oliver Wyman). Ms. Chu also served on the faculty of Harvard Business School and Georgetown Law School. Ms. Chu has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University, as well as an MBA an M.A. Economics, and PhD in Business and Economics from Harvard University. Ms. Chu also serves on the Governing Board of the Yale University Art Gallery.