Hoon Sahib Soh
Special Representative of the World Bank Group (WBG) Korea Office
Mr. Soh’s priorities are to oversee the expansion of the Korea office and strengthen the partnership between WBG and Korean public and private stakeholders, to leverage and disseminate Korea’s development experience.
Director, Leading Practices, GIH, Australia
Morag Baird is a senior infrastructure adviser with over 25 years of experience working on infrastructure issues, particularly in developing economies. She has conducted work based in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh and Central Asia.
Head, Budgeting and Public Expenditures, OECD, France
Edwin Lau is the Head of the OECD Division for Budgeting and Public Expenditure, which is a lead contributor to the OECD Infrastructure Project through its work on Infrastructure Governance, PPPs, capital budgeting, balance sheet management, and performance and value for money assessments.
Senior Economic Advisor, South Asia, World Bank
Martin Rama is the Chief Economist for the South Asia region of the World Bank, based in Delhi, India. His main priorities are to promote debate on difficult policy issues in the region, to lead the preparation of major reports on regional issues, and to oversee the overall quality of the Bank’s analytical work in the region.
Vice President, Private Sector and PPPs, ADB, Philippines
Diwakar Gupta is the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Vice President for Private Sector Operations and Public-Private Partnerships.
He oversees ADB's assistance to private sector projects with a clear development impact but limited access to capital. He is also responsible for building and maintaining ADB’s public-private partnership operations.
Executive Vice President, KIND, Korea
Taek-Won Seo is Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Strategy and Planning Division. Previously, he served as CEO of JSC Nenskra Hydro in the Republic of Georgia, a project company of Korean Water Resources Corporation (K-Water).
Managing Director, Macquarie, Hong Kong
Arash Alavi has been with Macquarie Capital for over 14 years where he worked in Australia, the Middle East and Asia, focussing on infrastructure and renewable energy.
He has led transactions in various sectors in these regions, including food waste treatment, waste to energy, district cooling, wastewater and PPPs.
Country Director for China and Mongolia, and Director for Korea
Martin Raiser is the World Bank’s new Country Director for China and Mongolia, and Director for Korea. Mr. Raiser is leading a team that is managing one of the World Bank’s largest loan portfolios and directs an extensive analytical and advisory program with China and Mongolia, and a growing knowledge partnership with Korea.