Davinder P. S. Sandhu
CASI Non-Resident Visiting Fellow
Consultant, The World Bank
Davinder Sandhu is a Consultant at The World Bank Group, working with Public Private Participation solutions group. He has experience in the infrastructure sector, involving network operations, planning, policy, projects, IT systems, and resource mobilization.
He has been a Board official at the Executive Board of The World Bank Group, where he represented Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Sri Lanka in his capacity as Advisor to Executive Director. As Director for Transport Sector at India’s Prime Minister’s Office, he looked after Railways, Roads, Ports, Civil Aviation, project monitoring, policy, laws, regulatory regimes, PPPs, and international collaboration. As Director, Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, he has managed a project portfolio of $500 million, leading multi-sectoral projects in Disaster Recovery & Resilience. He headed network operations at New Delhi for Indian Railways, ensuring availability of rail-based passenger and freight services in the national capital, and planning for rail and multi-modal transport projects, and investment decisions.
He completed his Masters in Economics, and MBA, from Panjab University, and has participated in the writing of State Development Reports for the Planning Commission of India, contributing chapters on transport, power, telecom, and tourism.