ADB Experts

ADB has a range of experts available for interview to provide information, background and analysis to the media. Begin by searching for an expert by theme or name. Then contact ADB's Media Team  who will arrange an interview with the expert or an alternative. Please indicate your deadline when contacting us. This list is updated regularly. ADB's Media Team can also help with subjects not covered by the experts' list.

Capacity development

  • Bhushan, Indu
    Strategic planning and management, policy analysis, health financing
  • Senapaty, Manju
    Long term strategy development, policy analysis, and coordinating partnerships with external partners
  • Tokeshi, Joji
    Afghanistan, regional cooperation and integration in Central Asia

Climate change

  • Bhandari, Preety M.
    Climate change
  • Gupta, Sujata
    Private sector operations, credit enhancement mechanisms, local currency financing, infrastructure financing, upstream business development and origination, and clean energy and climate change financing
  • Zhou, Aiming
    Techno-economic, environmental and policy analysis for sustainable-energy related projects, market mechanisms for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects

Conflict-affected situations

  • Safran, Patrick
    Aid effectiveness; environment and natural resources; disaster and emergency; policy and strategic planning; results management

Disaster

Economics

  • Akamatsu, Noritaka
    Financial Markets, Financial Sector Development, Financial Sector Regulation, Public Financial Management, and Monetary Economics
  • Buentjen, Claudia
    Public financial management, Decentralization, Combating corruption
  • Park, Cyn-Young
    Financial sector regulation and development issues, Capital market development
  • Park, Donghyun
    Macroeconomics, finance, Asian Development Outlook (ADO)
  • Siackhachanh, Avonechith
    Financial sector, bond markets
  • Tokeshi, Joji
    Afghanistan, regional cooperation and integration in Central Asia
  • Zhuang, Jian
    Economic growth, inflation, foreign trade and current account balance, monetary and fiscal policy, income distribution, labor markets, statistics
  • Zhuang, Juzhong
    Economic growth, poverty, and inequality in Asia; growth diagnostics; economics of climate change; the PRC economy; and early warning systems of financial crises
  • Zveglich, Joseph Ernest
    Development economics, labor economics, economic growth, and macroeconomic management

Education

  • Lateef, Shireen
    Gender and development, social development, human trafficking
  • Sarvi, Jouko E.
    Education sector policies, strategies, and financing; education project/program design and implementation; regional cooperation, cross-border collaboration and partnerships in education

Education

  • Barseghyan, Areg
    Energy and transport management, financial management
  • Gupta, Sujata
    Private sector operations, credit enhancement mechanisms, local currency financing, infrastructure financing, upstream business development and origination, and clean energy and climate change financing
  • Hasnie, Sohail
  • Jude, Anthony J.

Energy

  • Kim, Gil-Hong
    Institutional focal point for scaling up sustainable infrastructure investment in developing member countries
  • Zhou, Aiming
    Techno-economic, environmental and policy analysis for sustainable-energy related projects, market mechanisms for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects

Environment

Finance

  • Akamatsu, Noritaka
    Financial Markets, Financial Sector Development, Financial Sector Regulation, Public Financial Management, and Monetary Economics
  • Gupta, Sujata
    Private sector operations, credit enhancement mechanisms, local currency financing, infrastructure financing, upstream business development and origination, and clean energy and climate change financing
  • Park, Cyn-Young
    Financial sector regulation and development issues, Capital market development
  • Tokeshi, Joji
    Afghanistan, regional cooperation and integration in Central Asia

Gender

  • Lateef, Shireen
    Gender and development, social development, human trafficking
  • Tanaka, Sonomi
    Community Development, gender, NGOs and Civil Society, poverty, rural development, social development, social protection, vulnerable groups

Finance

  • Akamatsu, Noritaka
    Financial Markets, Financial Sector Development, Financial Sector Regulation, Public Financial Management, and Monetary Economics
  • Buentjen, Claudia
    Public financial management, Decentralization, Combating corruption
  • Kim, Gil-Hong
    Institutional focal point for scaling up sustainable infrastructure investment in developing member countries
  • Morris, Christopher I.
    Government and nongovernment institutions, project management, institutional and capacity development, water, rural and urban development
  • Thomas, Frederic
    Development and promotion of PPPs in the Asia and Pacific region

Health

  • Bhushan, Indu
    Strategic planning and management, policy analysis, health financing
  • Moser, Patricia
    Health and development, health systems development, regional health issues

Regional cooperation and integration

Social development and protection

Sustainable Development

  • Um, Woochong
    Infrastructure, Public Private Partnership, Knowledge Management, Information Technology, Climate Change
  • Zhou, Aiming
    Techno-economic, environmental and policy analysis for sustainable-energy related projects, market mechanisms for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects

Transport and ICT

  • Barseghyan, Areg
    Energy and transport management, financial management
  • Kim, Gil-Hong
    Institutional focal point for scaling up sustainable infrastructure investment in developing member countries
  • Leather, James
    Integrated urban transport systems, private sector participation in transport infrastructure, transport and climate change

Urban development

  • Kim, Gil-Hong
    Institutional focal point for scaling up sustainable infrastructure investment in developing member countries
  • Leung, Amy S.P.
    Urban development and water supply and sanitation
  • Lindfield, Michael
    Infrastructure finance

Water supply and sanitation

  • Kim, Gil-Hong
    Institutional focal point for scaling up sustainable infrastructure investment in developing member countries