Subfonds - Moeen Qureshi files

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Moeen Qureshi files


  • 1974 - 1991 (Creation)

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42.77 linear feet of textual records

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Biographical history

Moeenuddin (Moeen) Ahmad Qureshi was born in Lahore, Punjab, British India (now Punjab, Pakistan) in 1930. He received a Bachelor's of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Punjab. Qureshi also received a Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Qureshi was employed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a variety of senior economic and operational adviser roles from 1958 to 1970. In 1970, Qureshi joined the WorldBank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC), and served as an Economic Adviser until 1974. Qureshi's subsequent roles in the World Bank Group included:

  • Vice President, IFC, 1974-1977;

  • Executive Vice President, IFC, 1977-1979;

  • Executive Vice President, IFC, and Vice President Finance, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), 1979-1980;

  • Senior Vice President Finance, IBRD, and Executive Vice President, IFC, 1980-1981;

  • Senior Vice President, Finance (SVPFI), 1981-1987; and

  • Senior Vice President, Operations (SVPOP), 1987-1991.

In November 1991, Qureshi retired from the World Bank.

After his retirement from the World Bank, Qureshi co-founded the private equity firm Emerging Markets Partnership (now EMP Global LLC). From July to October 1993, Qureshi served as the interim Prime Minister of Pakistan. He then returned to the United States to continue as Chairman of EMP Global LLC. He died on November 22, 2016 at his home in Washington, D.C.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Records created prior to 1987 were transferred directly to the World Bank Group Archives and only later, in 1990 to 1991, assigned approved records retention and disposition schedules as part of the Records and Archives ManagementImprovement Program (RAMIP). Records created after 1987 were transferred to the Archives using approved records retention and disposition schedules assigned to the Senior Vice President of Operations (OPNSV) or a Bank-wide schedule for common records.

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Scope and content

The majority of the subfonds consists of records created and maintained by Moeen Qureshi from the start of his career at the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC) to his retirement from the Bank in 1991. Although the subfonds is most voluminous for the period during which Qureshi was Senior Vice President for Operations from 1987 to 1991, it also contains records accumulated during his various positions at IFC beginning from 1972 through his tenure as Senior Vice President of Finance (SVPFI) from 1980 to 1987.

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Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

The following arrangement is provisional. Records are arranged into three series:

  • Subject files

  • Correspondence between Moeen Qureshi and World Bank Presidents

  • Administrative Circulars and For Your Information (FYI) announcements

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Conditions governing access

Records are subject to the World Bank Policy on Access to Information.

Conditions governing reproduction

Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

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  • English

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Related units of description

  • Records of the Chief Financial Officer (WB IBRD/IDA CFO).

  • Records of the Senior Vice President of Operations (WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_106).

  • See Records of the Office of the Historian -- Records of the World Bank History Project -- Interviews (WB IBRD/IDA HIST-01-10) for the oral history interview of Moeen Qureshi conducted by authors of the Brooking Institute's History of the World Bank.

  • See oral history of (Moeen Qureshi).

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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

19 March 2015




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