Junaid Ahmad is the new World Bank’s India director

New Delhi: Junaid Ahmad today replaced Onno Ruhl as the World Bank’s new Country Director for India after the later completed his four-year term.

Ahmad, a Bangladeshi national, was formerly the Chief of Staff to World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.

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“India’s recent growth and development has been one of the most significant achievements of our time. With historic changes unfolding and new opportunities emerging, Junaid will bring to this key position strategic leadership along with considerable experience of working in both India and South Asia to support this transformation,” Kim said.