Achim Fock, a German national, is the Acting Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, based in Manila. He oversees analytical and advisory work as well as a portfolio of more than USD 3 billion in loans, grants and trust funds in these countries.
Prior to this assignment, Achim was Operations Manager in the World Bank office in Vietnam.
He has more than 20 years of professional experience, most of which with the World Bank. Before his assignment in Vietnam, he was previously the Manager of Development Effectiveness Unit for South Asia. Previously, he was Senior Economist for several countries in Africa, East Asia and Eastern Europe.
Born in Germany, Achim Fock received Masters degrees in agricultural science and in agricultural economics from University of Reading and Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, post-graduate diploma in European integration and international economics from Universitaet Hamburg, and a PhD in agricultural economics from Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg. Achim speaks English and German.