Director General Southeast Asia Regional Department
Asian Development Bank
Ramesh oversees ADB’s relationship and public sector work (including all technical assistance, knowledge generation and dissemination, and grant and loan projects) in all countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). He is also in-charge of ADB’s support for all sub-regional cooperation initiatives in the region, including ASEAN, Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area, Greater Mekong Subregion and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle.
With ADB for over 20 years, Ramesh has worked on several projects across the Asia-Pacific region. Infrastructure financing is among his primary
areas of interest. He represents ADB on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on long term investment and infrastructure development. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from McMaster University (Canada), and has had post-doctoral fellowships in development economics and corporate finance and industry at Yale University (USA) and University of St. Andrews (UK).