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Malarvizhi Veerappan

Senior Data Scientist
Malar is a Senior Data Scientist and Data Management & Services Team Lead at the World Bank. She leads the team that manages the statistical data management and dissemination functions and supports the production of key data products such as the World Development Indicators, data.worldbank.org, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and the Bank’s data catalog. She oversees data management and technology implementations for many development data initiatives and supports the institution's Open data strategy and its execution. She was part of the task team that launched The World Bank's Open Data Initiative in 2010.
 
Most recently, she has also been supporting the secretariat for the Data Council, an internal World Bank body that works on framing the institution's key data priorities and in that capacity, works on emerging big data and Geospatial data programs.

She has a Bachelor’s degreein Electronics and Communication Engineering. She is passionate about building innovative data solutions that have global reach and impact and the effective use of ICT for development. Prior to her work at The World Bank, she worked in private sector delivering technology solutions to international organizations and government agencies.
 
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