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

Climate change

  • Bhandari, Preety M.
    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

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
  • 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
  • Wei, Shang-Jin
    Macroeconomics
  • 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

  • Sarvi, Jouko E.
    Education sector policies, strategies, and financing; education project/program design and implementation; regional cooperation, cross-border collaboration and partnerships in education

Energy

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

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

Health

  • Moser, Patricia
    Health and development, health systems development, regional health issues

Regional cooperation and integration

Social development and protection

Sustainable Development

  • 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
    Sustainable infrastructure investment in developing member countries

Water supply and sanitation