DOROTHY HAMACHI BERRY Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Dorothy Hamachi Berry heads IFC’s human resources and administration. She is leading an organizational change effort to create a flexible, people-oriented organization that is able to respond to changing client demands and to overcome internal boundaries. Under Ms. Berry’s leadership, IFC has received its Board of Directors’ endorsement of innovative compensation practices that are unique in the World Bank Group and are designed to help create a performance culture.
Prior to joining IFC, Ms. Berry was Vice President, Human Resources, for the World Bank from March 1996 to December 1998. She led a reform of human resource policy, approved by the Board in March 1998 that marked a significant change in personnel and compensation policies for the Bank Group.
Ms. Berry has extensive experience in managing significant change in complex organizational environments, in both the public and private sectors. Immediately before joining the World Bank Group, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Education, where she was responsible for a broad range of management functions, including human resources, information technology, labor relations, facilities management, and business process reengineering. She played a key role in a government-wide review to improve customer service and efficiency of the federal government. She has also held senior-level positions in the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and Texaco, Inc.
Ms. Berry was born and raised in Kamakura, Japan. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree in public administration from New York University. She is married to Andrew Clark Berry and has a son, Andy.