DR. EDI SEGURA --- Dr. Edi Segura is a Partner and Chief Economist at SigmaBleyzer and the Chairman of the Board of The Bleyzer Foundation. He joined the company in 1998. Dr. Segura is also an Honorary Member of the Supervisory Board of the EU Ukraine Business Council, and Senior Advisor to the US Ukraine Business Council.

Dr. Segura joined The World Bank in 1972 and served in senior positions dealing with 35 different countries until 1998. His many positions with The World Bank included Division Chief, Industrial Development and Finance Division, Europe, Middle East and North Africa Region; Director, Country Department II and Technical Director, Latin America and Caribbean Region; and Chief of World Bank Mission in Ukraine. During Dr. Segura’s tenure in Kiev, The World Bank approved total lending/guarantees of about $1.6 billion for ten operations. Before his assignment in Ukraine, Dr. Segura was responsible for all World Bank operations in Mexico, Central America, Venezuela, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Department's portfolio under his supervision included 90 operations, with a loan amount of $12 billion.

Before joining The World Bank, Dr. Segura was a Partner and Vice President of Bailey, Tondu, Warwick and Co, a New York investment bank with operations in the US, Latin America and Asia.
Dr. Segura has been a Lecturer at the Said Business School of the University of Oxford in the UK, the Kyiv School of Economics in Ukraine, the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, the Euroasian National University in Kazakhstan, the New Bulgarian University in Bulgaria, and the George Washington University in Washington DC. He has also lectured at Rice University in Texas, Kyiv-Mohila University in Kyiv, the International Institute of Business in Kiev and the Catholic University Business School in Lviv.

Dr. Segura holds a Ph.D. degree (in Finance and Economic Development) and an MA degree (Economics) from Columbia University in New York, an MBA degree from Stanford University in California, an MA degree from ESAN (Escuela Superior de Administracion de Negocios) in Peru, and an Industrial Engineering degree from Peru. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University and the Corporate Strategy Program of MIT. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Kiel Institute for World Economics in Kiel, Germany.