Marcus Williams is the Global Head for Energy and Extractive Industries at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. He oversees MIGA’s guarantee operations supporting foreign investors and lenders in power projects – utility connected and off grid – in developing countries, as well as mining projects and midstream gas projects.
Marcus has been in this role since September 2015, prior to which he held multiple positions in both MIGA and the World Bank, including serving as Adviser to MIGA’s Executive Vice President and MIGA’s Chief of Staff, and working for the World Bank Group President and senior management on the World Bank’s long-term strategy and business agenda. Marcus received an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is a UK national and is based at MIGA’s headquarters in Washington DC.
- Approx 56% of the world’s copper resources are now outside the traditional tier one mining jurisdictions of Australia, Canada, Chile, Poland and the U.S.
- Decarbonisation and energy transition are ferociously driving the demand side meaning fragile jurisdictions in Africa are increasingly on the radar.
- How can junior to major operators apply rigorous ESG-centred standards to protect communities and ecosystems from significant negative impact?
Tuesday 07 February 11:45 - 12:30 Roof Terrace
Sustainable Development Day