Jean-François Marteau began his tenure as the new Country Manager of the World Bank for Kazakhstan in the Europe and Central Asia Region in July 2019. Before this assignment, he was the Global Lead for transport infrastructure management and financing in the Transport Practice of the World Bank.
Prior to that position, Mr. Marteau was coordinating all World Bank’s activities related to sustainable development in the European Union’s member states. These included advisor services to the European Commission and several EU member states in transport policy, water sector reform, regional development and urban development, as well as investment in all infrastructure and environment sectors. He has also managed numerous large investment programs in Africa, Europe and Central Asia dealing with corridor management, urban transport, as well as road, rail and aviation sectors reforms, and managed the Sub Saharan Transport Policy Program.
Prior to joining the World Bank in 2002, Mr. Marteau had held several positions in the French Administration, including Advisor detached to the Minister of Transport in Cote d’Ivoire, and coordinator of programs for the French Development Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He holds degrees from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Engineering and Economics.