Tariq Khokhar is a Data Scientist and the institution's Open Data Evangelist. His interests lie where technology, transparency, poverty and data meet. He guides the World Bank's strategy on Open Data and Open Development and is responsible for internal and external outreach and execution. Prior to joining the Bank, Tariq led innovation and community engagement work at Aidinfo and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). He was formerly a director of Bond UK and the Chief Development Officer of Aptivate, where he delivered technology policy, strategy and implementation projects for governments, NGOs and international organisations. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, has close relationships in the global Open Data and Open Government communities and currently lives in Washington DC.