Johannes Zutt, a Dutch national, has been active in development since 1990. His early experience involved program planning, and monitoring and evaluation for UNICEF and UNDP in eastern and southern Africa. During this time, he was also involved in numerous country studies as well as in the UN Study of the Impact of Armed Conflict of Children (1995), and the OAU-sponsored Eminent Persons Investigation into the Rwanda Genocide (1998-99).
In 1999, Mr. Zutt joined the World Bank, where he has worked as the Country Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Somalia (2009-2013), and Country Program Coordinator for a number of countries, including Angola, China, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, and Zambia, and was the team leader for numerous country strategies and projects.
In 2006, Mr. Zutt was appointed the Adviser to one of the Bank’s two Managing Directors, and in January 2008 he was asked to serve as the acting head of the Department of Institutional Integrity (INT), which is mandated to investigate allegations of fraud or corruption related to Group-financed projects.
Mr. Zutt has a J.D. from Harvard University and a D.Phil. (in philosophy) from the University of Oxford and has been the Country Director for Bangladesh and Nepal since May 2013.