Jian is an Architect and Urban Planner with experience in urban resilience, and is the Disaster Risk Management Focal Point at the World Bank Jakarta office. He provides technical expertise on urban design and planning, building design and regulation, and inclusive city planning. Since joining the World Bank in 2017, he has worked on projects related to urban resilience, disaster funds, and disaster risk financing. He is also a ‘champion’ in his work unit for gender and disability inclusion, helping task teams to enhance social inclusion outcomes in their projects. His country experience includes Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Solomon Islands.
Before joining the World Bank, he worked as an Infrastructure and Urban Planning Advisor for the Government of Samoa, and in the Pacific Region division of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). Jian has also spent almost a decade working in the private sector as a registered architect and urban designer, designing a variety of buildings and city master plans in Australia, Canada, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and the United States of America. An Australian national, he holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, a Master’s degree in Architecture, and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.