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posted Aug 18, 2014, 7:49 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office

Education:  Bachelor of Engineering in Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

                     Master of Engineering in Human Settlements Development, AIT


Employment Record: 


Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines and Hanoi, Vietnam

My current position title is Principal Urban Development Specialist, Urban Development and Water Division, Southeast Asia Department.

I have been engaged in preparation and implementation of ADB financed projects to improve urban infrastructure and municipal services in China, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Vietnam. My assignment has also included analytical works in the urban sector in Asia and the Pacific. In addition to the urban related tasks, I have been monitoring and managing the progress and performance of ADB’s entire portfolio of the division and department. Between 2007 and 2010, I was assigned at ADB’s Vietnam resident mission.


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo, Japan

As a senior officer, I managed and guided staff in conducting feasibility studies in various countries in the areas of urban and regional development, transportation, and social services including education and health. I also led the JICA-wide country programming exercise through establishment of guidelines and coordination among various departments and overseas offices.


Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines

I took a leave without pay from JICA and worked at ADB as an urban development specialist responsible for preparation and implementation of ADB funded projects in the urban sector in China, Indonesia, and the Philippines.


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo, Japan

I was in charge of coordination and collaboration with other development partners, and introduced international initiatives and innovative approaches to JICA staff. I also contributed to development of JICA-wide operational policies and strategies.


Japanese Delegation to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, France

I was a Special Assistant to Ambassador responsible for development issues discussed at the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of OECD. I participated in DAC meetings representing the Government of Japan and discussed emerging issues with other bilateral donors towards aide effectiveness.


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo, Japan

As a junior staff, I worked for conducting feasibility studies, organizing training programs for developing country participants, and preparing and implementing grant funded projects in urban and regional development, flood control, ICT, and transportation.