Saroj Kumar is the regional director of the mashreq department at the World Bank.

He was the Senior Director for the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Global Practice at the World Bank Group.

He served as the World Bank’s Global Manager for the Disaster Risk Management Practice and as Head of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, which he founded in 2006.

He previously worked for the government of India and United Nations agencies as a senior executive in public sector management, infrastructure financing, natural resources management and prevention, and environmental sustainability.