Kamata, a Japanese national, joined the World Bank in 1990. He has since held various positions in infrastructure sectors, country and corporate units in the Bank’s Africa Region, the East Asia and Pacific Region, and the Europe and Central Asia Region as well as in the Corporate Strategy Group. His most recent position was Country Manager for Uzbekistan.
According to a press release issued by the World Bank, Kamataalso worked for McKinsey and Company and the Bank of Tokyo. He is a graduate of the Booth Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago, USA, and the Waseda University, Japan. Kamata will be based in Kathmandu and will join the office on September 1, 2014.