New ADB chief for Bangladesh

May 27, 2010

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Thevakumar Kandiah as country director for its Bangladesh Resident Mission, the donor agency said in a statement yesterday.
He succeeds Paul J Heytens, who has been assigned as country director to the ADB resident mission in China.
Kandiah’s appointment will be effective from May 31.
Kandiah, an economics graduate and a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants England, has been with ADB since 1983.
He has been overseeing ADB’s operations in the energy and power sectors in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka since 2003 as director of the donor agency’s South Asia Energy Division.
Kandiah, a Malaysian national, will focus on infrastructure development, particularly in transport and energy, financing and implementation.

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