John Roome is Director for Sustainable Development in the East Asia Region of the World Bank. He is responsible for the Bank’s work with the 22 client countries in the EAP region in the Water, Urban, Transport, Energy, Rural, Environment, Social Sector as well as Climate Change and Disaster Management.. Prior to this assignment he was Operations Director in the South Asia Region for five years and before that held various management and team leader positions in the World Bank’s Africa region . Prior to joining the Bank in 1989, he worked in Europe for Monitor Company, a leading corporate strategy consulting firm. He was educated at the University of Cape Town and Oxford University.