Priya Basu is the Executive Head of the recently established Pandemic Fund hosted by the World Bank. Prior to this, Priya served as head of the COVID-19 task force secretariat at the World Bank and led the Bank’s engagement on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response in global fora, including the G20 and G7 - coordinating across finance and health. In previous roles, she managed a $21bn portfolio of multilateral funds for development priorities, including health, climate, and gender, administered by the Bank and served as the Bank’s lead financial economist for India. With a career in development finance spanning three decades, Priya brings a depth and breadth of experience in country operations across world regions, resource mobilization, and leading and driving large and complex multi-stakeholder initiatives and multilateral agreements to support global public goods. Priya holds M.Sc./postgraduate degrees in development economics from Oxford University, U.K.