Mr. Sood is a principal of Centennial Group International as well as Senior Advisor, Emerging Markets Forum. Over the past
four years, he has served also as Advisor to the Heads and Senior Management of the African Development Bank, the Islamic
Development Bank Group, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the United Nations Development
Programme on issues of strategy and development priorities, business planning and resource mobilization, and all aspects
of development and organizational effectiveness.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Sood was Vice President, Strategy and Resource Management at the World Bank with responsibility
for carrying forward the implementation of Bank-wide strategy, the allocation of resources across its world-wide operations,
and support to the Bank‘s renewal program to enhance its development effectiveness. In his 30 year career at the
World Bank, he occupied many senior positions concerned with the management of its operations across different sectors
in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
Anil Sood is co-editor of the recently published book, India 2039: An affluent society in one generation. He is currently working
also on the long-term development prospects of the emerging markets in Eurasia and Latin America.
Mr. Sood graduated from Harvard Business School (MBA, Finance/International Business, 1975), Cornell University (MS,
Mechanical Engineering, 1973), and the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1971).