Mr. Ulrich Zachau, is the World Bank Country Director for South East Asia, based in Bangkok, and covering all Bank programs and operations in Cambodia
, Laos PDR
, and Thailand
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) and acted as Country Director for the Pacific
(September – December 2012).
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.