Almud is the World Bank's Practice Manager for Transport in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Prior to that she was 9 years in the World Bank’s Global Water Practice as Regional Team Leader for the Water and Sanitation Program in East Asia and South Asia and Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist. Before joining the World Bank, Ms. Weitz held project task management positions at the Asian Development Bank in Manila and in Jakarta over 8 years. She started her career as a Policy Analyst with the United Nations Development Programme in New York where she worked for 4 years. She is a German and Italian national and holds a Masters in Economics from Free University of Berlin in Germany.