Victor is a Team Manager of the TDLC Program. He previously worked in the Markets and Technology Unit at Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation (FCI) Global Practice. He joined the Bank in 2010 and has been since involved in numerous operations and technical assistance initiatives at the intersection of technology, innovation, startups and cities, across regions. He was a member of the core team that created the Barcelona Urban Innovation Hub, a partnership with the city of Barcelona, aimed at mainstreaming urban innovation and smart cities best practices. Victor has also led Bank-wide programs to mainstream innovation and technologies in operations, including the Innovation Acceleration Program from the Innovation Labs Unit and, most recently, the Disruptive Technologies for Development (DT4D) Program. He currently co-leads our Smart Cities Global program.
Before joining the World Bank Group, Victor worked in global consulting and legal firms, advising governments and multinational companies on technology regulatory strategy. He holds an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, an LLM in telecommunications Law from Universidad de Comillas, and a Law Degree from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.
Haruka Miki-Imoto is an Operations Officer for the World Bank TDLC in the Urban, Resilience and Land Global Practice. Haruka is leading TDLC’s operational support activities. Haruka works on projects across the regions, with elaborative exposure in francophone-Africa. Prior to this, Haruka was a key member organizing Technical Deep Dives and analytical activities including What a Waste 2.0, Competitive Cities Case Studies, and Startup Ecosystem analysis for Innovative Districts. Throughout her career, Haruka worked for more sustainable, resilient, competitive and inclusive urban development. She worked with cities in Europe and works closely with cities in Japan. Prior to this, Haruka worked at the Morgan Stanley, and at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan. Haruka holds dual MPA in Public Policy & Administration from LSE and Sciences-Po Paris, and a B.Sc in Social Sciences from Hitotsubashi University. Connect with Haruka at https://www.linkedin.com/in/haruka-miki-imoto-2587b0149. Follow her on twitter @HarukaImotoMiki.
Knowledge Management Analyst
Shin Tanabe is a Knowledge Management Analyst at TDLC. He plays a functional lead of TDDs and other international knowledge exchange programs, ensuring design, development, and implementation. Before joining the World Bank, Shin worked with the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (a Japanese non-profit organization for human resource development in developing countries), Robert Walters Japan K.K. (a global recruitment firm) and Kwansei Gakuin University (a private university in Japan), focusing on global talent acquisition and development. He has also been active in learning design and program evaluation and involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating service-learning courses, internship courses, and other knowledge exchange programs in collaboration with local and international stakeholders. Shin holds a Master of Arts in political science from the University of Toronto and two Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science from Amherst College and International Christian University.
Knowledge Management Analyst
Shoko Tawara is a Knowledge Management Analyst at the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) of the World Bank Group. Prior to TDLC, Shoko was Assistant Manager in project management at a Japan-based Development Consultancy Firm where key areas of engagement included budget and contract management and resource mobilization for large-scale infrastructure projects. Her project portfolio includes experience in consultancy for design and construction supervision projects in the field of rail, bridges, and shipbuilding in India and the Philippines. She also has experience as a Sales Consultant for a SaaS company providing media and brand monitoring solutions to PR and Marketing Executives in Japan and Korea.Born in Tokyo, Shoko has spent 15 years of her childhood in Bangkok, Thailand. Shoko has a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
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