Binyam Reja is the Global Practice Manager and Acting Global Director for Transport in the Infrastructure Vice Presidency. Mr. Reja oversees the Bank’s Transport Global Unit’s knowledge, flagship analytical studies, partnerships, and corporate mandates. He directs an extensive technical assistance program and analytical studies and leads a team of technical professionals and analyst in the delivery of the program. Before being selected to this position, Mr. Reja was the Regional Practice manager for China, Mongolia, and Central Asia where he oversaw a lending program totaling US$8 billion for China, Mongolia, and Central Asia covering all sub-sectors, including urban transport, BRT, metros, highways, railways, intermodal freight transportation and logistics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and attended the Executive Education program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.