Minghe TAO joined the World Bank from January 2017 and is currently a Senior Municipal Engineer of the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice (GPURL), East Asia and Pacific region based in Beijing. He has led three urban projects in China, covering topics of urban regeneration, environmental rehabilitation of old mining regions, urban flood management as well as themes of sustainable urban development and resilient cities. He also supports three urban projects as co-leads relating to sustainable tourism development in association with cultural and natural heritage conservation, rural community development, and industrial park construction.
He has 30 years of extensive experience in project management of municipal infrastructures, focusing on engineering and operational optimization for facilities of water supply, sanitation, solid waste, and green industrial systems. He worked for 12 years for Veolia Environment Water, a global lead in environmental business leading low-carbon campaigns for various water systems crossing the Asia Pacific region. He had been with Black & Veatch for seven years as a senior consultant to support environmental facilities in China as to be built in line with the international standards and practices. He worked with the State Power Grid in China for eight years on hydropower planning and utilization of the Lancang river (upper stream of Mekong) and Yangtze River.