- August 09, 2021
At ADB’s Digital Technology for Development Unit, Arndt facilitates the effective use of digital technology in ADB programs, focusing on digital transformation in the public sector, cross-sectoral partnerships and tech startup ecosystems. He is a member of ADB’s Innovation Task Force and support’s futures thinking and foresight activities. Arndt has over 16 years of professional experience in the development sector, with a focus on governance, urban development and public sector reform. He moved to the Asia-Pacific region 12 years ago to work with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) at national level (India), regional level (Bangkok, Thailand) and later global level (Singapore). Earlier stints include Africa, Europe and the Americas. Prior to ADB, he was a Senior Advisor and Deputy Director of the UNDP Global Policy Centre in Singapore. A national of Germany, he holds a Master of Engineering degree in Spatial Planning from the University of Dortmund.