Anne Van Praagh is the Global Head of the Public, Project & Infrastructure Finance Group. In her role, she oversees credit ratings and research on public sector entities worldwide.
Before this role, Anne led the Sovereign Risk Group between 2021 and 2022. Also, Anne was the Head of Moody's Investors Service Research from 2019 to early 2022, driving the content and engagement strategy for 20,000 research publications published annually. In 2016, Anne launched the Credit Strategy & Research group, setting Moody's macroeconomic and "house views" on emerging risk trends and coordinating Moody's credit response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Previously she held roles as Managing Director for Sovereign Risk in the Americas, Middle East and APAC, Chief Credit Officer for Public Sector Ratings, and lead analyst for US infrastructure, states and local governments. She also spent 3 years as vice president in Morgan Stanley's public finance investment banking team, advising on $25 billion in financings.
Anne began her career as a speechwriter at the US Department of Defense during the Clinton Administration. She has a Master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor's degree from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.