Juan Navas-Sabater is presently Lead ICT Specialist in the Brussels office of the World Bank, and member of the Transport and ICT Global Practice. He is in charge of ICT operations in the Europe and Central Asia region, including those implemented with support of the European Commission, and working at the intersection between ICT and transport, as well as other sectors. Prior to this assignment, Juan was the World Bank’s Program Leader for Sustainable Development in the Russian Federation, based in Moscow. Before that, he was Lead ICT Policy Specialist in the ICT Sector Unit of the World Bank, based in Washington DC, where worked since joining the Bank in 1998. Prior to the World Bank, in addition to broad experience in the private sector, he held a position at the State Secretariat for Telecommunications and Information Society, in Spain.
Juan holds a Master's Degree in Telecommunications Policy, Economics, and Regulation, from The George Washington University and a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Madrid Polytechnical University. He speaks English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, French and German.