Saad Paracha

Senior Regional Cooperation Specialist
Profile / Bio: 

Mr. Saad Paracha supports regional cooperation initiatives as part of Asian Development Bank’s operations covering the Central West Region that covers Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is the Unit Head of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program since February 2020 and possesses good understanding of governments, issues and opportunities in transport, energy, trade, ICTs, and other sectors in Asia.

Prior to joining ADB in 2008, he worked with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) managing a portfolio of around $100 million focusing on governance and economic growth. He started his career with the Government of Pakistan where he held various positions in the Ministries of Finance, Economic Affairs, and Industries with a predominant focus on policies and strategies relating to development finance.