The World Bank Group has appointed Sandie Okoro as World Bank Group senior vice president and general counsel.

Okoro, a British national, is currently the global general counsel for HSBC Global Asset Management. She is also deputy general counsel of HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management and a member of the executive management committee of HSBC Global Asset Management. Before joining HSBC, Okoro was global general counsel at Barings, a global investment management firm.

As World Bank Group SVP and general counsel, Okoro will be the principal adviser and spokesperson on all legal matters. She will also serve as the legal adviser to the board, management, the inspection panel, and the CEO of the Global Environmental Facility Program. Okoro will lead the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency, which is responsible for all legal services provided to internal and external clients.