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The Office of Executive Director for the South East Asia (SEA) Group office oversees a large swath of the Asia Pacific region stretching from Nepal in the west to Tonga in the east. The office has unique insights and perspectives on development challenges of the group. These call for leveraging the full strength and knowledge in the World Bank Group to serve the constituency effectively


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Executive Director

Alternate Executive Director

Mastura Binti Abdul Karim

Alternate Executive Director:EDS16

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OFFICE WEBSITES
By Country


History of the Membership of the Current Constituency of EDS16

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IBRD Statement of Loans for EDS16 Constituency Countries

IDA Statement of Credits and Grants for EDS16 Constituency Countries


Contact

The World Bank Group
Office of Executive Director for the South East Asia (SEA) Group - EDS16
1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20433 USA
Tel : +1 202-458-1196
Fax: +1 202-477-4116
eds16@worldbank.org
worldbank.org/eds16

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It is our mission to serve our dual role:

  • providing oversight and discharge the fiduciary responsibility to the World Bank Group (WBG) and 
  • efficiently and effectively serving the interests of the countries we represent an efficient and effective manner

We are committed to support the WBG Mission in reducing poverty consistent with the twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting prosperity.

The Executive Director is nominated by members of the South East Asia (SEA) Group constituency and elected by the Board of Governors every two years.  The Executive Director is supported by a team of three Senior Advisors and five Advisors from the constituency countries as well as three administrative assistants. 

The Executive Directors exercise the power delegated by the Board of Governors.  See World Bank Group organization charts.

Executive Director Andin Hadiyanto serves on the Budget Committee (BC) and Human Resources Committee (HRC).  

 

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017


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    Anh Hoai Doan

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Vietnam. She began her appointment on July 1, 2017. Prior to this posting, she served as the Director General of the International Cooperation Department of the State Bank of Vietnam, overseeing Vietnam’s economic and financial cooperation with multilateral development banks and getting involved in formulating policies on external financial cooperation with other countries. She has a career spanning 22 years in the State Bank of Vietnam. She holds a MPA Degree in Economic Policy Management from Columbia University (July 2005-August 2006). She was also involved in the process of establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as the Chief Negotiator for Vietnam.
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    Dian Lestari

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Indonesia. She began her appointment on November 1, 2016. Prior to this posting, she served as the Deputy Director for Multilateral Forum, Fiscal Policy Agency at Ministry of Finance Republic of Indonesia, overseeing Indonesia’s economic and financial cooperation with a number of multilateral development banks. During her 18 year career in the Ministry, she has been assigned to different positions, including Head of Investment Portfolio Division, Government Investment Unit, overseeing the Government investment in infrastructure and other strategic sectors; and as Head of Bilateral Cooperation for the Asia Pacific Sub Division, Center for International Cooperation, where she was involved in formulating the Government policies on bilateral cooperations with Asia Pacific countries. Dian holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Flinders University of South Australia.
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    Kulakarn Tantitemit

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Thailand. She began her appointment on November 1, 2016. Prior to this posting, she served as a Senior Officer for Economic Affairs of Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit at the Secretariat of the Prime Minister Office, providing the policy recommendations on various country’s economic related issues to the Prime Minister. She also worked as a Staff to the Minister of Finance, reviewing and giving opinions on policy documents related to the monetary and fiscal policies for the consideration of the Finance Minister. She was a Senior Economist at the Fiscal Policy Office in the Ministry of Finance where she was involved in reforming the Specialized Financial Institutions (SFIs) Plan and the Capital Market Development Plan in Thailand. Kulakarn has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, USA, and BBA degree in Finance at Thammasat University, Thailand.
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    Premnath Upadhyay

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Nepal. He began his appointment on November 1, 2016. Prior to this position, he served as the Under Secretary in the International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division (IECCD) in the Ministry of Finance, Nepal and as the Director and Section Officer in the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of Nepal. He has a career spanning of 19 years in the Ministry of Finance in Nepal. He received a Master's Degree in Economics from Tribhuvan University (February 1990 - January 1992), Nepal, Master 's Degree in Public Administration (January 2004 - December 2006) and Bachelor Degree in Law (February 1988 – January 1990) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He was also involved in the process of the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as an Alternate Negotiator from the very inception and served as an Advisor to the Executive Director to AIIB representing Bangladesh, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines and Thailand from January 1st, 2016.
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    Serene Ong Ling Ling

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Singapore. Prior to her appointment on July 5, 2017, Serene was Head of the International Directorate at the Ministry of Finance, overseeing Singapore’s engagements with multilateral development banks and at ASEAN, ASEAN+3 and APEC platforms. She had worked in various capacities at the Ministry of Communications and Information, including as Senior Assistant Director at the Strategic Planning Division. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in Communication from the Nanyang Technological University.
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    Sri Matarsat

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Brunei. She began her appointment on December 1, 2016. Prior to this posting, she served as the Acting Assistant Director of the Expenditure Division at the Ministry of Finance Brunei, overseeing the spending of Ministries and Departments in accordance with the Treasury Warrants as well as being responsible for the administration and formulation of the Government National Budget Plan and Strategy. She was also assigned to His Majesty the Sultan’s Flight Office as the Senior Finance Officer. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Accounting & Finance from the University of Brunei Darussalam.
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    Win Ko

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Myanmar. He began his appointment on July 5, 2017. Prior to this position, he served as the Assistant Secretary (Director) at the Union Minister's Office of the Ministry of Planning and Finance, and had also been attached to the Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor as a Director since February 27, 2017. After joining the Internal Revenue Department under the Ministry as a Staff Officer on November 2, 1992, he worked at the International Relations Department, Minister's Office as a Staff Officer since August 15, 1997. He holds a Master Degree of Public Policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan in 2002.
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    Harriet Sela Tu'iono

    Senior Executive Assistant
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    Alisa Lertvalaikul

    Program Assistant
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    Roobini Givananadam

    Program Assistant

The office of the Executive Director for EDS16 represents a group of countries when considering and deciding on IBRD loan and guarantee proposals and IDA credit, grant and guarantee proposals made by the President. It also decides on policies that guide the Bank's general operations, and is responsible for presenting to the Board of Governors at the Spring and Annual Meetings, an audit of accounts, an administrative budget, and an annual report on the Bank's operations and policies as well as other matters.

Some of the government institutions and counterparts in the constituency countries represented by EDS16 are:


Allocation of Votes by Organization

Member countries are allocated votes at the time of membership and subsequently for additional subscriptions to capital.  Votes are allocated differently in each organization.

IBRD: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of the Bank's capital stock held by the member) plus basic votes (calculated so that the sum of all basic votes is equal to 5.55 percent of the sum of basic votes and share votes for all members).

IFC: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of IFC's capital stock held by the member) plus basic votes (calculated so that the sum of all basic votes is equal to 5.55 percent of the sum of basic votes and share votes for all members).

IDA: Each member receives the votes it is allocated under IDA replenishments according to the rules established in each IDA replenishment resolution. Votes consist of subscription votes and membership votes.

MIGA: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of MIGA's capital stock held by the member) plus parity votes, calculated so that the aggregate number of votes of category 1 and category 2 members is the same. Members choose which category they want to join at the time of membership. Category 1 members were originally defined as developed countries and category 2 members as developing countries.

Voting Status by Executive Director:

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