Yeşim Elhan-Kayalar

Advisor – Office of Chief Economist
Asian Development Bank

Yesim Elhan-Kayalar has over 30 years of work experience in development sector and academia in 27 countries. She has worked at national and regional levels to create long-term development solutions in public sector management, infrastructure and finance sectors. During her tenure at ADB, she has held senior positions, including as Country Director for Georgia, where she led ADB’s country development strategy and portfolio during 2015-2019. At present, she focuses on policy and knowledge solutions for ADB’s high impact development assistance in Asia and the Pacific.