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Rudi Hendrikus Louis Van Dael
Principal Portfolio Management Specialist, South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
Rudi Van Dael is currently a Principal Portfolio Management Specialist based in the ADB Nepal Resident Mission. From 2010 until 2019, he worked as a social sector specialist in ADB on various education projects in Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Complementing the project work, he was involved in studies on using human-centered design, entrepreneurship programs, skills for the electricity sector, minimum service standards in education, and subsidized employment programs. He has a diploma in computing science, a master’s in public administration, and a PhD in sociology.
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