Madhu Raghunath is the Sector Leader for Sustainable Development for the Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand (BMPT) Program at the World Bank since September 2019. She covers six global practices that includes Agriculture and Food; Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy; Social Development; Urban Development and Disaster Risk Management and Water. Madhu has more than 18 years of experience in the Bank working on analytical, advisory and lending operations in several countries in MNA, EAP and LAC regions. She brings in strong multi-sectoral experience having worked in various sectors in the Bank including urban development, disaster risk management, urban water supply and sanitation, land and urban transport. Prior to joining the BMPT program, she was the Program Leader for Vietnam where she coordinated the SD and Infrastructure Portfolio totaling US$6.9 billion.
Before joining the Bank, Madhu worked with AFL-CIO and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has a Master’s in City Planning from MIT and Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences.