Michael White is a civil/environmental engineer with 35 years of professional experience in the water and urban development sectors. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a Master’s degree in water and waste engineering. He has been based in Southeast Asia for 27 years and has worked full-time in the development sector since 1997. Before joining the Asian Development Bank in 2009, Mr. White was staff with a number of large international consulting firms, specializing in water supply, sanitation, and urban development projects; involved at all project stages, from planning and concept through to implementation and beyond.
From 2011 to 2018, Mr. White was responsible for developing ADB’s rural and urban water supply and sanitation portfolio in Cambodia, in addition to administering similar projects across the region. He now heads the project administration and technical teams for the development and implementation of water supply, sanitation, solid waste, and urban development projects across Southeast Asia.