Meet the Manager
Ms. Jaehyang So is Manager of the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), a multi-donor partnership administered by the World Bank to support poor people in obtaining affordable, safe, and sustainable access to water and sanitation services. Under Ms. So’s leadership, WSP designed and is implementing a results based program in its 24 focus countries and globally.
Ms. So has a background in urban service delivery, utilities and corporate restructuring, and public-private partnerships. Ms. So has focused on improving the performance of service providers, utilities, and local governments in the World Bank’s programs in Eastern and Central Europe, East Asia, and South Asia. Immediately prior to joining WSP, Ms. So was the Lead Infrastructure Specialist in the South Asia Regional Infrastructure Department working primarily on Bangladesh and Pakistan on urban water and sanitation sector programs. Ms. So has also worked on the World Bank’s corporate strategy and risk management development, most recently, leading the team preparing the World Bank Group’s Sustainable Infrastructure Action Plan and the World Bank’s response to the global economic crisis.
Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. So was with Monitor Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she advised Fortune 100 level companies on corporate strategy issues in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. She is a Korean national, and holds an MBA and a BA in Economics from Stanford University.