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Benedict L.J. Eijbergen

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Practice Manager Southern Africa, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria for GP Transport & ICT
Mr. Ben Eijbergen is the Practice Manager Southern Africa, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria for the GP Transport & ICT. Before that Mr. Eijbergen was the World Bank’s Program Leader for Economic Integration in India (2014-17) and coordinated the Transport & ICT, Urban Development, Social Development, Energy and PPP programs in India. He was also the Task Team Leader for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project series in India.  Mr. Eijbergen joined the World Bank in 2000 as Senior Transport Specialist. He was the Transport Program Team leader for Russia and Ukraine and managed projects in road, railways and urban transport sectors. He assumed position as Infrastructure Sector Coordinator for the World Bank’s Philippines country office in 2005 where he coordinated the transport, energy, urban/water programs of the Bank in the Philippines.
 
Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked for the Government of Netherlands’ Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water as Senior Policy Advisor for Infrastructure. Mr. Eijbergen helped shape the restructuring of the Dutch Railways in 1994-1995 and managed transport infrastructure projects in the metropolitan area of Rotterdam and The Hague. In early 1996, Mr. Eijbergen was appointed Transportation Attaché for the Netherlands’ Government in Washington DC covering aviation, maritime/intermodalism/ports, telecom and water management.
Mr. Eijbergen has a Master degree in Business Economics/ Corporate Finance from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.