Antonio R. Parra is currently a Consultant with the Corporate Secretariat of the World Bank.
From 1999 to 2005, he served as Deputy Secretary-General of the World Bank Group's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and from 1990 to 1999 he was Legal Adviser, ICSID. His earlier positions include Senior Counsel, ICSID; Senior Counsel, World Bank; Counsel, World Bank; and Assistant Legal Counsel, OPEC Fund for International Development
Mr. Parra is Honorary Secretary-General of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (having been Secretary-General from 2004 to 2010); a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. He holds a doctorate in law from the University of Geneva and has published a book on ICSID as well as almost 40 articles and contributions to edited volumes.