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Ana-Mita Betancourt

Director and General Counsel Legal Affairs and Claims Group.

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Ana-Mita Betancourt joined the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) in September 2010 as General Counsel. MIGA is the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group. Betancourt has overall responsibility for MIGA’s Legal Affairs and Claims Group, including eligibility and deal structure, contract negotiation and drafting, dispute resolution, and claims management.

She is an international development attorney and executive with more than 25 years of experience with sustainable development projects, policies, and programs, gained at the Inter-American Development Bank, the U.S. government, and the private sector.

Betancourt joined the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in 2002 as Deputy General Counsel with responsibility for the legal aspects of the bank’s private sector activities and Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF). She played a leading role in the MIF replenishment, private sector expansion, and development of the international trade finance facility. Betancourt also served as Manager, Opportunities for the Majority Sector Office and served as the coordinator of the IDB's Independent Investigation Mechanism where she led its reform process. In May 2010, the IDB Board of Executive Directors appointed Betancourt as the first Executive Secretary of the bank's new Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism. Before joining the IDB, Betancourt worked at a private firm with a focus on Latin American infrastructure investments (Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd.), served as Associate General Counsel for Finance at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and practiced corporate law at private law firms. She has also taught international project finance at the Georgetown University Law Center. Betancourt graduated from Stanford Law School and Georgetown University

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