Director for Strategy and Operations, South Asia Region, World Bank
Illango is currently the Director for Strategy and Operations, South Asia Region, and was the World Bank's Country Director for Pakistan from 2015 to 2020. He counts over three decades of international development experience. He joined the World Bank in 1993 and has since served in many positions including leadership roles in Europe and Central Asia, East Asia and Pacific, and South Asia regions of the World Bank. He has also held managerial responsibilities in the Bank’s country offices in Bangkok, Vientiane and Kabul.
Illango has managed programs and projects in many middle and low income countries, including leading teams that have delivered complex and innovative solutions to Bank clients in water, environment, natural resources, energy and urban sectors. He has extensive experience in overseeing the implementation of portfolios in challenging country environments. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked in the public and private sectors in Sri Lanka.