Full Name
Christel Saab
Job Title
Chief of the Environmental and Social Risk Management Unit
Company
Office of Risk Management of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Bio
Christel is currently the Chief of the Environmental and Social Risk Management Unit in the Office of Risk Management of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). In this capacity, she is responsible for environmental and social risk management oversight, quality assurance and portfolio monitoring and reporting for the IDB.

Christel has been working for the IDB since 2005 and has over 17 years of expertise in portfolio, project, and risk management from her previous roles at the IDB, other international development organizations and the private sector. Her years of experience at the IDB include roles as Budget Officer, Resource Planning and Administrator, as well as experience in the field as the Chief of Operations in the Barbados office for five years followed by the position of Operations and Business Transformation Advisor for the Vice-Presidency for Countries (VPC) for five years.

Christel holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Economics and Public Administration from the University of Bordeaux IV in France, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, Texas, USA. She also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from PMI, is certified in INDES Project Management for Results (PM4R), has been part of the Emerging Women Leaders Program (IDB), and has participated in USAID Rules and Regulations Workshops. Christel is fluent in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Kriolu (Cape Verde).
Christel Saab