Christian Dunbar

Treasurer, City of Philadelphia
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Christian Dunbar, City Treasurer, was appointed in July 2019. Prior to his appointment Dunbar was Deputy City Treasurer of Philadelphia. In this capacity, Dunbar oversees the issuance of all notes and bonds on behalf of the City’s General Fund and Enterprise Funds used to finance capital projects. The office of the City Treasurer is responsible for the management of the City’s $9 billion debt portfolio, $2.5billion cash portfolio, banking relationships and disbursement of City funds.

Prior to joining the City, Dunbar was a Wealth Manager with Wells Fargo Advisor where he managed investments and credit products for high-net worth individuals, institutions, and public entities. He has held a Series 7 and Series 66 professional License.

Currently he serves as a Mayoral appointee and Chairman of the Philadelphia Land Bank Board of Directors and as an advisor to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank Group for the advancement of capital market development, structured product development, and governance in Emerging Markets. Dunbar has also advised several African governments on fiscal and monetary policy.

As a speaker, Dunbar has presented at conferences in the US, Canada, Africa, and Europe on topics including capital market development, emerging market risk, and Environmental Social & Governance impact (ESG).

Dunbar is of Liberian descent. His maternal grandfather, William V.S. Tubman, served as President of the nation of Liberia for 27 years. Dunbar is a descendant of American abolitionist and humanitarian, Harriet Tubman.