Waraporn Hirunwatsiri is a Senior Environmental Specialist of the Environment and Natural Resources Unit of the World Bank. Waraporn has more than 25 years of experience in environmental management, environmental impact assessment and program monitoring at the national and international levels.
Waraporn joined the World Bank as an Environmental Specialist in August 2004. Based in Bangkok, she has worked and contributed to various projects and reports in Thailand on the environment, climate change, and carbon finance.
Currently, she is the team leader of the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) in Thailand project. In addition, Waraporn is an environmental safeguard specialist for various investment and community driven development projects across the East Asia and Pacific region. She has significant regional experience having worked in Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Waraporn worked for 15 years with a private firm as an environmental expert registered with the Thailand Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning.
Waraporn has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand and a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.