With the impacts of the pandemic on food and nutrition being felt around the region, planning is needed to avoid higher food prices, decreased nutrition and reduced food security.
Hans joined ADB in 2007 and has worked in the Central and West Asia and South Asia Departments, and served in two resident missions. He led with major assignments for ADB in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Nepal, and has worked in the Central Asia region since 1994. Prior to joining ADB, he worked for 4 years for the International Finance Corporation in their advisory services in Central Asia. From 1981 to 2001, he worked as a consultant to private and corporate famers in Australia, specializing in resource management, farm management and agronomy advisory, as well as international consulting assignments in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China and Cameroon. He has 39 years of professional experience, with 26 years in the field. Hans, a national of Australia, holds a Bachelor of Rural Science from the University of New England, a Master of Integrated Water Management from the University of Queensland, and is a Graduate of the ADB/Harvard Breakthrough Leadership program.