Raghavan has 20 years of banking experiences spanning project financing, asset management and financial advisory services and brings unique private sector development insights to evaluation sciences. At IEG, he specializes in thematic evaluations and strategic initiatives. Recently, he has been tasked with managing IEG’s flagship reports and evaluations on World Bank Group capital mobilization activities and support to regional integration. He pioneered the award-winning IEG Mentoring Program and.is member of the IFC Corporate Leadership Program (clp20).

Before joining the World Bank Group, Raghavan was an economist and policy advisor for the extractives industry and has rotated through various positions in venture capital and private equity investment funds. He has completed executive programs at Harvard Kennedy School of Government on economic development and trained at Carleton University (Canada) on evaluation methodologies. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University (USA), B.Eng. from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).