Takuya Kamata, Practice Manager – Water Global Practice, World Bank
Takuya (Taku) Kamata is a Practice Manager for the Water Global Practice in the World Bank. He oversees a portfolio of over $1.5 billion in lending, including the World Bank support to the water supply, and sanitation and water resource management programs in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao DPR, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka, as well as to the Mekong River programs.
Taku has broad work experiences in infrastructure sectors, country management and corporate assignments at the World Bank, as well as in strategic consulting and financial markets.
Prior to assuming his role as Practice Manager earlier this year, Taku served as World Bank Country Manager for Uzbekistan and Nepal. Taku has also led water and urban operations in the Africa and East Asia and Pacific Regions. Taku also worked at the Corporate Strategy Group of the World Bank, supporting strategy implementation for the offices of the Managing Directors and the President of the World Bank. Outside the Bank, he had stints at a management consultancy, McKinsey and Company, and a specialized foreign exchange bank, the Bank of Tokyo. Taku has MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Waseda University.