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Ulrich Zachau

Country Director, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Pacific

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, Malaysia, Myanmar, 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.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Global Economy