Claudia Koerbler is a knowledge management specialist for the International Finance Cooperation of the World Bank Group. Claudia’s passion for the eradication of hunger, elimination of poverty, and creation of social impact speaks through her engagements. Before joining the IFC, she worked at the United Nations’ World Bank Group as a knowledge management professional with an emphasis on south-south capacity building programs in the Latin-American and African regions. Her driving force is enunciating change and creating an impact through supporting developing nations.
She is a senior advisor of the steering committee of the Youth2Youth Community (Y2Y) of the World Bank Group and the co-chair of the Youth Innovation Fund. The Y2Y community enables her innovative talent, efficiency, and passion for creating an impact on youth to increase employability, community engagement, and life skills in developing nations. Additionally, as an Adult Third Culture Kid and cross-cultural mediator and trainer, she served as the membership chair of an NGO called Families in Global Transition (FIGT) to promote and engage in the storytelling of the global nomad. As an Austrian-born global citizen, she has lived and worked in the U.S., Spain, U.K., and Italy and speaks five languages, including German, English, and Spanish.
Claudia has refined her skills in cross-cultural communication and continues to enjoy the beauty, challenges, and difficulties of living and working in different cultures. Her professional career in the U.S. is based in the diplomatic service. She has served her native Embassy of the Republic of Austria and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C., in different capacities. At the Embassy of the Republic of Austria, Claudia acted in an advisory role for the Cabinet of the Austrian minister of finance on trans-cultural communication and investment opportunities for small and medium enterprises in the United States and globally.