“Sports is at an important junction in history. For sports to continue to be a source of inspiration and joy for hundreds of millions of fans across the globe, especially the youth, it needs genuine integrity and sportsmanship. For sports to continue to grow as a thriving business, they must act as role models and demonstrate social responsibility.

Tackling the ethical challenges in sports requires collaborative leadership and collective actions by multi-stakeholders.

The World Summit on Ethics in Sports provides an important platform for all the stakeholders to come together to form coalitions for change, for the benefits of the millions around the world whose lives are touched by sports.”

Mr. Sanjay Pradhan leads leadership, learning and innovation for development agenda of the World Bank Group. He played a leading role in the recent change process at the World Bank Group. He is also a member of the President’s Senior Management Team.

Previously, Mr. Pradhan had the Vice President leading the World Bank Institute where he championed the open development agenda centered around knowledge & learning, collaboration and innovation. Mr. Pradhan is a recognized authority on governance and anticorruption issues. He served as the World Bank’s Director for Governance, where he led the development of the Bank’s Governance and Anticorruption Strategy, and provided strategic direction on improving governance and combating corruption.

Prior to that, Mr. Pradhan had a distinguished research record with extensive experience working in developing countries in South Asia, Europe and Central Asia, and East and West Africa. He has authored numerous publications including being a principal author of the 1997 World Development Report, The State in a Changing World. He has addressed major high-level forums including the European Parliament, the British House of Commons, the BBC World Debate, and the TED Global Conference.

Mr. Pradhan holds a PhD and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.