Hassan Zaman is a Regional Director overseeing the World Bank’s economic policy, financial sector, private sector development, governance and poverty work in the East Asia and Pacific region. Prior to this role Hassan was Director of the World Bank’s central Operations Policy and Quality department for four years. He joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1998 followed by country economist positions in Africa and South Asia and Lead Economist in the central Poverty Reduction group. Between 2011 and 2014 he took leave from the World Bank to work as the Chief Economist and Senior Adviser to the Governor at the Central Bank in Bangladesh. Hassan has a doctorate in Economics from the University of Sussex and a Masters and Bachelors in Economics from the London School of Economics.