David Michaud is the World Bank’s Practice Manager for Water in Latin America and the Caribbean region. In his current position, he oversees the World Bank’s water portfolio and staff in the region. Prior to his current position, Mr. Michaud exercised the same role for the Bank’s Europe and Central Asia region. Mr. Michaud has worked extensively in the water space, gradually moving the focus of his activities from infrastructure and project development to service delivery and sector reform programs, and more recently, water security for all in a post-COVID world. Alongside his team, he has contributed to the water policy dialogue and its analytical underpinnings for multiple national governments and regional actors, seeking innovative, pragmatic development solutions to the sector’s challenges.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Michaud worked as a water engineer and project manager in the private and non-profit sectors in Africa and the Middle East. He has a M.Sc. in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and a M.Sc. in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA.