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Ulrich Zachau

Director for Regional Partnerships, Malaysia, and Thailand, East Asia and Pacific

Mr. Ulrich Zachau, is the World Bank Director for Regional Partnerships, Malaysia, and Thailand, based in Bangkok. 

Mr. Zachau, a German national, joined the World Bank Group in 1988.  He served as Director of Strategy and Operations for the Latin America and Caribbean Region (2003-2007) and Country Director for Turkey (2007-2011). Since joining the East Asia and Pacific Region in January 2012, he served as Director of Strategy and Operations for the Region (2012-2013), acted as Country Director for the Pacific (September – December 2012), and was Country Director for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand (October 2013 – June 2017).

Mr. Zachau holds degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Munich and a Ph. D. degree in economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Before joining the World Bank, he worked for McKinsey & Co and taught economics at the University of Bonn.


Contact
Tel : +66 2686 8300
thailand@worldbank.org


AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Global Economy