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February 03, 2016 07:02
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The World Bank has appointed an Indian, Saroj Kumar Jha, to a key position in the Bank. World Bank President,  Jim Young Kim assigns him a position to provide strategic leadership to deal with the challenge of fragility, conflicts and violence.

Saroj Kumar Jha was serving as the Regional Director of the World Bank for its Central Asia based Almaty, from February 2012 to the last week. He assumed his new position as the World Bank’s director for the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group on February 1.  He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur,  India and holds a dual degree in development economics and civil engineering.

Jim Young Kim, president of the World Bank, tasked him to provide strategic leadership to tackle the challenge of fragility, conflict and violence for the Bank in cooperation with its partners.

Saroj Kumar Jha had joined the World Bank in 2005. He was appointed as a Senior Infrastructure Specialist in the Sustainable Development Network.  He has a significant experience as a senior executive in the public sector management field, natural resources management field, infrastructure financing field, environmental sustainability and the field of the natural disaster prevention with the government of India and the United Nation's Development Program (UNDP).

Mr. Jha also supported the transformative innovations in water and energy security, regional cooperation and the social safety nets. He has been also served as the Global Manager of the World Bank for the Disaster Risk Management Practice.

Nandini

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