Core Task Team
Robin Kumar Thakur
Task Team Leader – Core Task Team
Robin Kumar Thakur is a Procurement Specialist in the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank based at New Delhi office. He has more than 15 years of professional experience of which 09 years are in development work with the World Bank. He manages a complex procurement portfolio of 14 investment projects across various sectors like Energy, Water, Urban, Health, Education, Agriculture etc. In addition to his fiduciary responsibilities, he has been actively involved in various procurement reforms at federal and state levels. His areas of interest are PPP transactions, Procurement analytics, Contract Dispute Resolution etc.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and a Master's degree in Supply Chain Management. He also possesses several professional certifications namely, MCIPS awarded by CIPS UK, Public Private Partnership (full certification) awarded by APMG UK, PMP awarded by PMI USA, and so on.
Robin K. Thakur can be contacted at email@example.com
Sivaramakrishnan Kumar (Kumar)
Core Task Team
Sivaramakrishnan Kumar (Kumar) is working with the World Bank Procurement team in India since 2016 and supports the team in administration and client support. He carries with him excellent knowledge management and networking skill. Kumar has core expertise in areas of administration, secretarial, public relation and human resource functions. Kumar is a self-driven professional with history of delivering on challenging assignments. Prior to the World Bank, Kumar had spent about 26 years in various capacities working with the senior management teams in the private sector.
Kumar has a degree in Bachelor of Arts from University of Delhi and currently pursuing Masters in Gender and Developmental Studies from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He has recently completed a certificate program in Public Private Partnership from All India Management Association, New Delhi. Kumar believes in life-long learning and continues to invest his time and effort in learning new skills.
Kumar can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Shanker Lal is a Senior Procurement Specialist at the Public Integrity and Openness (PIO) Department of the Governance Global Practice (GGP) of the World Bank and is based in New Delhi (India). He has a post graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU), Varanasi and Graduate Diploma (MCIPS) in Purchasing & Supply from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), U.K.
He Joined the World Bank in 2006. He is currently the Country Focal Point (Procurement) for India and is heading 15 member India Procurement Team. Apart from providing procurement support to many lending operations in India, he has been working on procurement capacity building and procurement reform initiatives. He has also supported Projects in some South Asian countries and in Central Asia.
Before joining the World Bank, he was working for Department for International Development (DFID), Government of U.K. at New Delhi office as deputy head of Contracts section.
His current areas of interest are framework agreements, dispute resolution mechanisms, demand-side procurement reforms, procurement performance benchmarking and open contract data.
Mr. Lal can be contacted at email@example.com