New ADB Country Director for Turkmenistan appointed

 New ADB Country Director for Turkmenistan appointed

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed C. C. Yu as its new Country Director for Turkmenistan.

Yu will lead ADB’s operations in Turkmenistan and take the lead in the implementation of the bank’s Country Partnership Strategy, 2017–2021. 

The plan aims to help the country become a catalyst for regional cooperation and integration by diversifying its markets and repositioning itself as a trade and transit hub in Central Asia. A strong focus is also on enhancing the country’s transport and energy sectors, as well as support for health, education, and food security, the information on the banks' website reads.

Yu is a Canadian national with a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He has around 25 years of professional experience in results-based management, project and sector evaluation, country development operations, and environmental safeguards.

In 2012–2017, he was the ADB Director for Tajikistan, and before that he was the chief specialist of the ADB Strategy and Partnership Department. Prior to his new appointment, Yu worked as a Lead Institutional Coordination Specialist for the bank’s Central and West Asia Department.

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