Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Options, Obstacles and Opportunities

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 3:00 PM
World Bank I-Building, Washington
Oct 11

Domenico Lombardi, director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, and fellows Ezra Suruma, Miranda Xafa and Richard Gitlin will participate in a workshop on sovereign debt restructuring.

Event Speakers

Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

CIGI Distinguished Fellow Ezra Suruma is a former minister of finance, planning and economic development with the Government of Uganda and a former distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution. Currently, he is a senior adviser to the president of Uganda and chairman of the Uganda Debt Network. 

Miranda Xafa is a CIGI senior fellow. Miranda focuses on sovereign debt crises and drawing lessons from the Greek debt restructuring for future debt crises. Previously she served as a member of the executive board of the IMF in Washington, DC.

Richard Gitlin is a CIGI Senior Fellow. An international bankruptcy lawyer, he played a leading role in the development of practices and procedures for successfully resolving complex global restructuring and insolvency cases. He has helped many countries improve their bankruptcy laws, including Canada, Republic of Korea, Indonesia and Mexico.