Mr. Jehan Arulpragasam is the Country Manager for Croatia and Slovenia. In this position, he represents the World Bank in Croatia and Slovenia and oversees the World Bank’s strategic, analytical, operational and knowledge program in both countries. He has held several senior positions in the World Bank including most recently Global Practice Manager for Social Protection and Jobs, both in East Asia and the Pacific and in Africa. Prior to that, he was Advisor to the Managing Director of the World Bank.
Mr. Arulpragasam is an economist with 35 years of experience working in international development in over 40 countries world-wide. His work has focused on inclusive growth and human development, covering a range of issues from macro-economic and fiscal policy to structural sector reform and social policy. An experienced leader with a decade of managerial experience, Mr. Arulpragasam has managed large World Bank lending and analytical programs and managed staff across multiple continents. He has a record of developing strong partnerships across Governments and with development partners to deliver results.
Mr. Arulpragasam has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cornell University, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.