Julia Fraser is the is World Bank Director for Singapore which is one of the largest co-located operational hubs for the World Bank, IFC and MIGA. The focus of the World Bank Singapore Office is to strengthen partneringfships with counterparts in Singapore and to bring innovations to the East Asia and Pacific and South Asia Regions, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and sustainable development.
Ms. Fraser has more than 25 years experience in the World Bank, including on energy, transport, private sector participation in infrastructure, public-private partnerships, and climate change finance. Prior to her current role, Ms. Fraser was the Practice Manager for Energy in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region from 2020-2023 based in Pretoria, the Practice Manager for Energy in East Asia and Pacific Region from 2014-2019 based in Bangkok/Singapore, and the Sector Manager for Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia from 2012-2014 based in Bangkok. Prior to her move to East Asia, she spent 12 years working in South Asia, including five years leading the Bank’s efforts on the energy sector in Afghanistan where she was based in Kabul. Ms. Fraser holds a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University, USA.