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Jaehyang So

Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank





Ms. Jaehyang So is Manager of the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), an international partnership dedicated to help poor people gain sustained access to improved water and sanitation services.  WSP is funded by donor agencies through trust funds administered by the World Bank. 

Ms. So comes to WSP with a background in urban service delivery, utilities and corporate restructuring, and public private partnerships.  Ms. So has focused on improving the performance of service providers, utilities, and local governments in the World Bank's programs in Eastern and Central Europe, East Asia, and South Asia.  Immediately prior to joining WSP, Ms. So was the Lead Infrastructure Specialist in the South Asia Regional Infrastructure Department working primarily on Bangladesh and Pakistan on urban water and sanitation sector programs.   Ms. So has also worked on the World Bank's corporate strategy and risk management development, most recently, leading the team preparing the World Bank Group's Sustainable Infrastructure Action Plan.

Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. So was with Monitor Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she advised Fortune 100 level companies on corporate strategy issues in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan.  She is a Korean national, and holds an MBA and a BA in Economics from Stanford University.