Europe and Central Asia
Laurent Debroux is the Program Leader in the World Bank Central Asia Regional Office, Almaty, Kazakhstan. He leads the World Bank activities in Central Asia in the following areas: Agriculture; Energy & Extractives; Water; Environment & Natural Resources; Transport & ICT.
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.
Mr. 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. He speaks English, French (native), Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch.