Ganesh Rasagam is the practice manager for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness. He has 30 years of experience in the public and private sector of infrastructure and development. His core areas of expertise are special economic zones; sub-regional economic development and regional integration; industrial competitiveness; and infrastructure. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2003, he was chief executive officer of a development consulting firm in Penang, Malaysia, that specialized in the design and implementation of national and sub-national competitiveness strategies.
Rasagam holds degrees in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, and transportation planning/economics from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand.