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Said Zaidansyah

Said Zaidansyah

Country Director for Papua New Guinea, Asian Development Bank


Appointed in August 2023, Said oversees the ADB’s country partnership strategy for PNG and wider engagement in the country.

A national of Indonesia, he graduated with a master of laws (LLM) degree from Queen Mary College of University of London under the British Chevening scholarship, and obtained bachelor of laws (LLB) from the University of Indonesia. He joined the ADB under the Young Professional Program in 2002 and spent many years in the Office of the General Counsel. He held most recently a senior management role as the Deputy Country Director for Indonesia.

The ADB is one of PNG’s largest sources of official development assistance, with an average annual lending of $399 million over 5 years from 2017 to 2022. To date, ADB has committed 268 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $4.7 billion to PNG. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to PNG amount to $3.44 billion. These were financed by regular and concessional ordinary capital resources, the Asian Development Fund, and other special funds. ADB’s ongoing sovereign portfolio in Papua New Guinea includes 16 loans and 1 grant worth $1.53 billion.