Ms Isabel Guerrero Pulgar

Executive Director IMAGO Global Grassroots; Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School

  • Ms Isabel Guerrero Pulgar is the co-founder of IMAGO Global Grassroots, and an economist with a long career in development. She is an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She served as Vice President of the South Asia region at the World Bank for five years, where she was responsible for a $39 billion loan portfolio and a staff of 800, and managed $4.5 billion in Trust Funds. Ms. Guerrero Pulgar was a manager in the Economic Development Institute, training government officials, parliamentarians, and journalists on macroeconomics, decentralization, and trade. Between 1997 and 2008, she was a country director for Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and India. She designed the World Bank Country Strategy for each of these countries, covering a wide range of sectors, including infrastructure, social development, environment, private sector development, rural development and livelihood programmes, the financial sector, macroeconomics, and trade policy.

    Ms. Guerrero Pulgar holds an MSc degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, and is a psychoanalyst trained in the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute and the Instituto Psicológico Peruano. She is a Board member of the Presencing Institute.