Professor Ian Goldin is the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford and the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development. Goldin was, until 2006, Vice President of the World Bank and the Bank’s Director of Policy. From 1996 to 2001 Ian was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and adviser to President Nelson Mandela. Previously, Goldin was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, and Program Director at the OECD Development Centre in Paris, where he directed the Programs on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development. Professor Goldin has made wide ranging contributions to development, for which he has been knighted by the French Government and nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He is a Trustee of Comic Relief, the Overseas Development Institute and other institutions. He is highly sought after as an advisor and public speaker with his TED and other talks receiving widespread recognition.