As the head of the World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD), Ms. Dubois determines whether to suspend and debar firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects.
Ms. Dubois has been involved with the World Bank’s anti-corruption efforts for over a decade. Prior to her appointment as Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, Ms. Dubois managed the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) in the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT). She also worked as an operational lawyer advising the Africa region of the World Bank for seven years. Before joining the World Bank, she was in private practice for ten years in the United States and Belgium.
Ms. Dubois is Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee as well as a Senior Advisor to the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Committee, having earlier served as Co-Chair of that same committee for three years.
Ms. Dubois received the 2016 Women in Compliance “Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to the Compliance Industry” and was named by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for 2007.”
Since 2009, she has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on international anti-corruption. She teaches and lectures widely, and publishes regularly on anti-corruption topics.
Ms. Dubois received her law degree (Lic. Jur.), cum laude, from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from New York University. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).