Lead Procurement Specialist
Zafrul Islam is the Lead Procurement Specialist of the World Bank. He leads consecutively three Public Procurement Reform Projects in Bangladesh, the only World Bank financed flagship procurement operations in the entire Bank, involving the design and implementation of procurement legislations, a self-sustained integrated electronic government procurement (e-GP) system, a comprehensive capacity development and professionalization program with open contracting data standards, and citizen engagement in the monitoring of public contracts. Also, he leads reform operations in other countries of SAR and has been supporting other regions in this area. Prior to joining the Bank in 1998, he worked as marine expert to UNDP/UNESCAP, as academia in university abroad, and held senior positions in government. He has a Ph.D. in Naval Architecture from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne/UK.