Naveed Hassan Naqvi

Naveed Hassan Naqvi

Operations Manager, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Region

Naveed Hassan Naqvi is the Operations Manager, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Region appointed in April 2024.

Naqvi has worked for the Bank in several positions since 2004 in Europe, Central Asia and South Asia. Most recently, he was the World Bank Country Manager for the Kyrgyz Republic between 2020 and 2024. He has also worked as Program Leader for the World Bank activities in Central Asia in the following areas: Macro Fiscal Management, Social Protection and Labor, Jobs, Education, Health, Nutrition and Population; and Poverty Reduction. His technical work for the Bank has focused on skill development, innovation and higher education.

Before joining the Bank, he taught Economics at the University of Durham (UK), following an earlier career in Pakistan’s Civil Service where he worked in several districts leading work on local development and service delivery, revenue collection, and crisis response. He has also worked for the private sector as a Highway Planning Engineer.

Naqvi holds degrees in Economics, Political Science and Civil Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D from the University of Hull (UK) for his work on Economic Growth. Naqvi speaks English, Punjabi, Urdu, and Flemish.

He has worked on the following countries: Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.

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