Jyoti Shukla is Director of the World Bank Group’s Infrastructure and Urban Hub in Singapore. In this capacity, she oversees and facilitates the activities of some 200 WBG staff representing all entities of the World Bank Group, including IDA/IBRD, IFC and MIGA, and acts as the focal point for external partners. The Singapore hub focuses primarily on improving infrastructure services and promoting smart urban development through public-private sector partnerships.
Ms. Shukla joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1994 and has since held multiple positions, largely in the area of public-private partnerships in infrastructure. Her most recent position in the Bank Group has been as Director of the Global Water Practice. She has also led various WBG programs in infrastructure, including as Senior Manager of the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), as Sector Manager for Energy in South Asia, and as Program Manager for the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF). The World Bank offers development financing to governments and also advises governments on key policy and institutional issues to incorporate financial, economic and environmental sustainability in their policy interventions.
Ms. Shukla is an Indian national and holds masters’ degrees from the Delhi School of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Before joining the World Bank, she held a faculty position at Princeton University and worked with a development consulting firm in India.