DJ Nordquist

Executive VP – Economic Innovation Group, Former World Bank Group Executive Director


DJ Nordquist is the Executive Vice President of the Economic Innovation Group, a bipartisan organization dedicated to forging a more dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative 21st century US economy. She is also a Fellow at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia; a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and serves on the advisory board of Big Sun Holdings which specializes in smart 3D printing construction, blockchain and IoT infrastructure. In addition, she is an independent director for sunlight financial (NYSE: Sunl), a solar finance fintech. She is the former Executive Director representing the United States on the Board of Directors of the World Bank Group. Confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate, her work focused on the COVID-19 response, oversight, information and communication technology, energy, debt, human capital, and gender. Prior to the Bank, she served as chief of staff at the Council of Economic Advisers in the White House and was chief of staff for the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. She also served as assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, senior advisor in the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding, deputy chief of staff at the FDIC, and deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. Nordquist also worked in the private sector in Asia and Europe and worked on Capitol Hill. She is a graduate of Stanford and has a master’s from Northwestern.


B.A., Stanford University; MSJ, Northwestern University.

Area of Expertise

Multilateral development banks, international development, economic policy, domestic policy