Full Name

Guangzhe Chen

World Bank

Mr. Chen assumed the role of Senior Director for the Transport Global Practice (GP), within the Infrastructure Vice-Presidency at the World Bank Group, in November 2018. In this position, he leads the formulation and implementation of strategy and programs for sustainable road, urban, rail, logistics, water and air transport, as well as key cross-cutting agendas such as road safety, climate adaptation/mitigation, gender, human capital development, disruptive technologies and financing. He has a leading role in the global Sustainable Mobility for All initiative, that gathers over 50 foremost international development organizations and key sector players to set the framework for sector coordination and development impact. Mr. Chen supports the development and delivery of knowledge and financing programs to country clients, overseeing a total portfolio of roughly $40 billion, in over 180 projects in more than 100 countries. He leads a team of some 250 specialists from over 80 nationalities, based in more than 40 countries.A Chinese national, Mr. Chen holds a graduate degree in Economics from Harvard University, USA, and B.A. in Economics from Zhongshan (Sun Yat-Sen) University, Guangzhou, China.

Leading the change towards greater diversity in transport
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