Chris Parel "is a native of Arlington, Virginia. He earned a BA at Amherst College and an MA in Economics from Harvard. He was awarded a Ford Foundation fellowship to work on project analysis at BNDES, Brazil's national development bank. He subsequently worked in Brazil for McKinsey & Co. Management Consultants and for the Jari and Tucurui Projects in the Amazon region. He then moved to the Philippines with FMC Corporation's agricultural chemicals division as Business Planning Manager for the Asia operations.
"Mr. Parel returned to the Washington area to work at the World Bank where he has served for over 20 years. He entered the Bank as an Investment Officer with the International Finance Corporation and then moved to the IBRD where he worked in Planning and Budgeting and the Venezula and Brazil country operations as Country Officer. At the moment, Mr. Parel is a Public Sector Management Specialist task managing a number of projects primarily in Brazil." 
- Director, Natural Partners
Resources and articles
- Directors, Natural Partners, accessed February 19, 2010.