Roberto Dañino

Roberto Dañino’s 40-year legal career encompasses a number of positions both in the public and private sectors. He has served as prime minister of Peru, ambassador to the United States, senior vice president and general counsel of the World Bank Group, secretary general of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and secretary general of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Trade. Dañino has also been in practice with leading law firms, both in Peru and the United States, and has been a board member for various corporations in Canada, Colombia, Peru, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. During his work as top legal advisor for the World Bank, Dañino launched a series of initiatives to improve the Bank’s $25 billion annual lending portfolio, and provided a new approach regarding human rights as an essential part of the Bank’s mandate. At ICSID, he oversaw the evolution of the center into the premier international arbitration forum for investor-state disputes. Dañino holds law degrees from Harvard Law School and the Catholic University of Peru.