Sandeep Mahajan is an adviser to the World Bank’s Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer and the Senior Vice President for Operations.
He has held various positions at the Bank, his most recent being Lead Economist and Program Leader for Vietnam. Previously, he was Lead Economist for South Africa and senior country economist for Bangladesh. Sandeep has led the Bank’s policy dialogue with client countries on a broad range of economic management issues, managed large budget support operations, and undertaken substantial and innovative analytical work on several challenging development issues. He is a lead author of the recent Vietnam 2035 report, prepared jointly with the Government of Vietnam.
His research interests and publications cover economic growth, macroeconomics, financial & private sector development, and trade policy.
Born in New Delhi, India, Sandeep received his B. Com (Hons) from Delhi University and his PhD. in economics from Georgetown University, Washington, DC.