Mr. Saroj Kumar Jha- the World Bank’s Regional Director for Central Asia (based in Almaty since February, 2012) has been assigned to a major position in the World Bank. He has been appointed by President Jim Young Kim to play the role to provide strategic leadership to deal with issues and challenges related to Fragility, Conflict and Violence.
- Jha, an IIT-Kanpur alumnus, has been appointed as the Senior Director for the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group at the World Bank.
- He has been appointed to address challenges regarding the group as well finding solutions for it and will be working across the Bank Group in collaboration with partners.
- An Indian national, Mr. Jha joined the world Bank in 2005 in the position of Senior Infrastructure Specialist in the Sustainable Development Network. He already had ample amount of experience working with the Government of India as well as in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a senior executive in the field of public sector management, natural disaster prevention, environmental sustainability, infrastructure financing and natural resources management.
- Previously Mr. Jha worked as the Global Manager for World Bank on Diisaster Relief management Practice and has been a supporter of transformative innovations in regional cooperation, social safety nets, water and energy security, inclusive governance among others. He has also served as the chief of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery-presently world’s largest global fund for preventing disaster as well as post-disaster rescue operations.