Richard A. Doornbosch (1973) earned his master’s degree in Economics and in Business Administration from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). After starting his career as a management trainee at Rabobank International, he worked in various (macroeconomic) positions at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. During the financial crisis of 2008-2009, Mr. Doornbosch was a member of the management team of the Financial Markets Department and involved in support operations for financial institutions.
From 2005 to 2008, he worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the international policy response to the increasing risks of climate change. He acted as a negotiator on behalf of the Netherlands in shaping the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and was a board member on the first GCF Board. As head of the International Economy and Financial Institutions Department, he participated in various international consultations, such as those held by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the OECD and IMFC Deputies.
Prior to assuming the position of President of the CBCS, he was an Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In this position, he conjointly lead the Dutch-Belgian constituency within the IMF Board.