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Johannes Zutt World Bank's director for Bangladesh and Nepal

Staff writer | Dhaka, Bangladesh | May 15, 2013
Johannes ZuttMay 15, 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh - The World Bank has appointed Johannes Zutt as its new country director for Bangladesh and Nepal.
Mr. Zutt's early experience involved program planning, and monitoring and evaluation for UNICEF and UNDP in eastern and southern Africa. During this time, he was also involved in numerous country studies as well as in the UN Study of the Impact of Armed Conflict of Children, and the OAU-sponsored Eminent Persons Investigation into the Rwanda Genocide.

In 1999, Mr. Zutt joined the World Bank, where he worked as the Country Program Coordinator for a number of countries, including Angola, China, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, and Zambia, and was the team leader for numerous country strategies and projects.

He was then appointed as the Adviser to one of the Bank's two Managing Directors and was asked to serve as the acting head of the Department of Institutional Integrity (INT), which is mandated to investigate allegations of fraud or corruption related to Group-financed projects.

Mr. Zutt has a J.D. from Harvard University and a D.Phil. (in philosophy) from the University of Oxford. He is currently the World Bank Country Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Somalia.