Our People

Bhuwneshwar Sah
Bhuwneshwar Sah

July 2018 -Despite a limited three-year secondment, this geographic information systems specialist has made a lasting mark in ADB with SPADE, the Spatial Data Analysis Explorer, which is expected to radically enhance not only urban projects but also other areas of ADB operations.

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Aimee Orbe
Aimee Orbe

July 2019 - This former senior research specialist wasted no time in working for development, and if there was ever any question about her propensity to help others, then her decision to become a full-time ADB staff is the answer—she did it for her family.

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Akira Matsunaga
Akira Matsunaga

March 2018 - Labeled as an economist, Akira Matsunaga is anything but. He is a service provider first and foremost, steadfast in supporting governments, and lo and behold, an erstwhile dancer.

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Sasank Vemuri
Sasank Vemuri

March 2018 - After leaving the United States to start an international development career in Germany, Sasank Vemuri finds himself this time in Southeast Asia, practicing urban resilience rather than just extolling its principles.

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Akira Matsunaga
Akira Matsunaga

March 2018 - Labeled as an economist, Akira Matsunaga is anything but. He is a service provider first and foremost, steadfast in supporting governments, and lo and behold, an erstwhile dancer.

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Ana Theresa Cervantes
Ana Theresa Cervantes

February 2018 - After years of studying law, Tere Cervantes threw in the towel and turned her back on the field. Or so she thought, not quite realizing that development work is also defending people’s basic rights.

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Anupma Jain
Anupma Jain

February 2018 - The senior urban development specialist tells the story of opportunity: seeking it by migrating, seizing it to create change inside enemy lines, and sharing it as a legacy to her own parents’ work, a virtuous cycle.

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Amy S.P. Leung
Amy S.P. Leung

January 2018 - Amy Leung brims with hope for the future of cities and the Sustainable Development and Climate Change department, just as she never lost sight of getting into ADB after failed attempts.

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