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Laurent Debroux

Laurent Debroux

Sustainable Development Sector Leader for Central Asia, Europe and Central Asia

Laurent Debroux, a Belgian national, holds a PhD. in Rural Engineering from the University of Gembloux and an Associate Degree in Law from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.

Mr. Debroux joined the World Bank in 1999 as a Forestry Specialist in the Cameroon Country Office. In 2001, he moved to Washington as a Young Professional, worked on the Russian Federation and Bosnia, and then led the Bank’s policy dialogue and policy lending on forest and environment in Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2008, he moved to the Latin America Region where he coordinated the Bank’s Forest and Climate Change portfolio and prepared several agriculture and community forestry operations in Brazil, Mexico, Guyana, and Costa Rica.

In 2012 he joined the Europe and Central Asia region as Sector Leader for Sustainable Development coordinating the Bank’s work on energy, transport, water, environment, agriculture, rural, urban, and social development for Central Asia, based in Almaty.

Mr. Debroux speaks English, French (native), Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Sustainable Development
  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Environment
  • Disaster Risk Management