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Jitendra Bajpai

Jitendra Bajpai is an adjunct faculty member (Sustainable Cities) at the Earth Institute of Columbia University in the City of New York and an independent consultant dealing with urban infrastructure and sustainability planning.

Prior to his current position he was a director at the World Bank where he served for twenty years in various positions including the management of transport sector operations in East Asia and Pacific Region (EAP) and later regional operations as an advisor to the EAP vice president. In addition, he led one of the largest IT modernization efforts undertaken by the bank, the operations and knowledge systems program, in support of the bank’s internal reforms covering operational process, knowledge management and access to information. Before his World Bank career, Jit worked with several firms dealing with transport and urban issues including COMSIS (US), RATP (Paris, France), Atkins & Das (India), Ministry of Works & Housing (India), and taught at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Mumbai. He is a member of the advisory board on Future of Urban Development for the World Economic Forum, and has served the Inter-American Development Bank and currently the Rwanda Government under the sponsorship of International Growth Center (UK).

He is a fellow at Johns Hopkins University, holds a doctorate degree from the University of Paris, and completed an executive management program at Harvard Business School. As the treasurer of his family's foundation (DeFries-Bajpai Foundation), Jit promotes science for sustainable development.