He has a diverse and multifaceted background with more than twenty-three years of international development experience, covering over twelve countries in the Asia-Pacific region. His experience spans both public and private sectors in developing and managing complex country and regional programs. He is skilled in strategic visioning, program development, building partnerships, operational planning and delivery.
Country Director, Mongolia Resident Mission
Profile / Bio:
Mr. Ramachandran serves as the Country Director at the Mongolia Resident Mission with the Asian Development Bank. He is responsible for overall country program, operational portfolio and knowledge management. Leads operations in Mongolia managing an active portfolio of around $2 billion. Supervises the implementation of the ADB's Country Operations Business Plan in line with the current Country Partnership Strategy, 2017-2020 and the next Country Partnership Strategy to be developed. Primary liaison for ADB with government, private sector, development partners, and civil society in Mongolia.
Mr. Ramachandran possesses strong operational expertise including investment projects as well as policy and knowledge support covering rural development, environment, energy, agriculture, and water sectors. Mr. Ramachandran joined ADB in May 2009 and has progressed through different positions in charge of programming, processing and administration of projects and knowledge work.
In his previous role, as a Principal Environment Specialist of ADB’s East Asia Department, he was leading policy dialogue and program lending operations in Mongolia including the preparation of the Ulaanbaatar Air Quality Improvement Program. Mr. Ramachandran has led efforts to facilitate and enact policy reforms, mobilize financing, and promote capacity development across multiple countries in Asia and the Pacific.
Educational qualifications include a Masters in Public Management from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Masters from the Delhi School of Economics.
|Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development (East Asia)||27 March 2019||Slides||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|Building Balanced Food and Nutrition Security: A Case Study on Mongolia||28 June 2021||Slides||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|Video: Session 6: Initial Good Practice for Project Frontliners and Closing Remarks by VP Stokes||12 November 2020||Multimedia||ADB Administration and Governance|