International Advisory Panel
The President selects and appoints IAP members to an initial two-year term renewable upon completion. Panelists are not salaried but receive a small honorarium. AIIB pays the reasonable costs associated with panel meetings. Here is the current list of panelists:
Mr. Shaukat Aziz
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
His Excellency Mr. Shaukat Aziz was elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan and served from 2004 – 2007, following five years as Finance Minister from 1999. Mr. Aziz was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan to complete a full term in office. His policies were based on the principles of liberalization, deregulation and privatization, accompanied by strong regulatory oversight. After graduating from Gordon College, Rawalpindi in 1967, Mr. Aziz gained an MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi. An internship at Citibank marked the beginning of a 30-year career in global finance, encompassing roles in Pakistan, Greece, United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Philippines, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. As Executive Vice President, he held several senior management positions in Citibank including head of institutional banking for Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, then later for Asia Pacific, followed by Chief Executive of the bank’s global wealth management business.
Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz
Former Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Malaysia’s Central Bank
Dr. Zeti Aziz served as Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia from May 2000 until April 2016. In this capacity, she successfully managed the repair and resolution of the financial system during the Asian financial crisis and the consequent strong recovery of the economy. In the Asia region, Dr. Zeti was actively involved in strengthening regional financial integration. She was a founding member of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Asian Consultative Council and was the first co-chair of the Financial Stability Board Regional Consultative Group for Asia. She is currently co-chair of the Board of Governors of Asia School of Business, established in collaboration with MIT Sloan. In May 2018, Dr. Zeti was appointed as a member of the Eminent Council to advise the Government on institutional and structural reforms required for the country. In July 2018, she was appointed as Group Chairman of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNB). Dr. Zeti received her PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Jose Isidro (Lito) N. Camacho
Former Secretary of Finance and Former Secretary of Energy of the Philippines
Mr. Jose Isidro (Lito) N. Camacho is a Managing Director in the Asia Pacific Division of Credit Suisse, based in Singapore. He is also the Vice Chairman for Credit Suisse Asia Pacific. Mr. Camacho joined Credit Suisse in March 2005 after a distinguished career in government and international banking. He was Secretary of Finance for the Philippines in 2001-2003. Prior to that, Mr. Camacho was the Secretary of Energy for the Philippines. Prior to joining the government, Mr. Camacho was the Managing Director and Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank, Philippines. And before with Bankers Trust Company for over 22 years in New York, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, and Singapore. Mr. Camacho obtained his bachelor's degree in mathematics (cum laude) from De La Salle University in 1975. He received his MBA with concentration in Finance from Harvard University in 1979. In February 2017, Mr. Camacho was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration from Eastern Asia University, Thailand.
Mr. Takatoshi Kato
Former Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; Former Executive Director for Japan at the Asian Development Bank.
Mr. Takatoshi Kato is a Senior Adviser to the President since October 2017 and held a position of the President of Japan Center for International Finance (2010-2017). From 2004-2010, Mr. Kato served as Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kato has held a series of senior positions at the Ministry of Finance of Japan. These include Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs (1995-1997), and Director-General of the International Finance Bureau (1993-1995). From 1985-1987, he served as Executive Director for Japan at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has a BA from Tokyo University and MPA from Princeton University.
Dr. Myung Ja Kim
President of Seoul Forum for International Affairs; Former Minister of Environment; Former Member of the National Assembly, Republic of Korea.
Dr. Myung Ja Kim currently serves as the President of Seoul Forum for International Affairs (SFIA), the Chairperson of the Korean Academy of Environment Science (KAES), the board member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) and the special advisor to UN Sustainable Development Solutions Korea Network (SDSN Korea). Dr. Kim served as the President of Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (2017-2020), and also as the Member of the National Assembly (2004-2008) sitting on the Defense Committee as Vice-chairperson and also as Chairperson of the Ethics Committee of the National Assembly. Prior to her election as the lawmaker, Dr. Kim served as the Minister of Environment (1999-2003). Previously, she had been in academia for over three decades as a professor of chemistry and the history of science.
Mr. Scott Morris
Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Treasury Department.
Mr. Scott Morris is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, director of the center’s US Development Policy program, and co-director of the Sustainable Development Finance program. His research addresses development finance issues, debt policy, governance issues at international financial institutions like the World Bank and IMF, and Chinese development finance. Mr. Morris served as deputy assistant secretary for development finance and debt at the US Treasury Department during the first term of the Obama Administration. In that capacity, he led US engagement with the multilateral development banks, as well as US participation in the Paris Club of official creditors. He also represented the US government in the G-20’s Development Working Group and was the Treasury’s “+1” on the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. He also served as a senior staff member on the Financial Services Committee in the US House of Representatives. Morris serves on the eminent group of independent advisors for the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the executive committee of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network. He is also co-chair of the International Financial Institutions working group, a diverse coalition of US-based organizations seeking to promote effective US participation in multilateral institutions.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Director-General, World Trade Organization; Former Finance Minister, Nigeria; Former Managing Director, World Bank
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is an economist and international development expert with over 30 years of experience. She is the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She was the Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and of the African Risk Capacity (ARC). She was also Senior Advisor at Lazard and sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered PLC and Twitter Inc. Previously, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala served twice as Nigeria’s Finance Minister, and briefly as Foreign Minister, the first woman to hold both positions. She spent a 25-year career at the World Bank as a development economist, rising to the No. 2 position of Managing Director, overseeing an $81 billion operational portfolio in Africa, South Asia, Europe, and Central Asia. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has been ranked by Fortune as one of the 50 Greatest World Leaders in 2015, by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World consecutively for four years, by Time as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2014, and by the UK Guardian as one of the Top 100 Women in the World in 2011. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University and a PhD in Regional Economics and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has received over fifteen honorary degrees, including from Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Tel Aviv University and Trinity College, Dublin.
Mr. Paul Speltz
Former U.S. Ambassador; Chairman and CEO of Global Strategic Associates
For over 40 years, Ambassador Paul W. Speltz has worked in Asian business and finance, both in the private and public sectors and has also lived there on and off for several years. Paul served as the President of Kissinger Associates, Inc. Prior to that, he served as Ambassador/Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila. In this role, Paul represented the US extensively throughout Northern, Southern and Central Asia to expand regional trade, promote financial cooperation, and increase private sector lending and financing activity. In 2004, United States Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow designated Paul the Financial and Economic Emissary to The People’s Republic of China, in which capacity Paul spearheaded the U.S. government’s economic and financial cooperative initiatives with China. Paul is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and the Board of Directors of the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of American Ambassadors, the Asia Society, the US-China Business Council, and the National Committee on US – China Relations.
Lord Nicholas Stern
Professor at the London School of Economics; Former Chief Economist, World Bank
Nicholas Stern is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Co-Director of the India Observatory, and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute at London School of Economics. He has held posts at other UK and overseas universities, and at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank. He was Head, UK Government Economic Service 2003-2007, and produced the Stern Review on the economics of climate change. He was knighted for services to economics (2004), made a life peer (2007), and appointed Companion of Honor for services to economics, international relations, and tackling climate change in 2017. His latest book is How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics (with Himanshu and Peter Lanjouw), OUP 2018.
Dame Meg Taylor
Secretary General to the Pacific Islands Forum; Former Vice President, International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group
Dame Meg Taylor is the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, an inter-Governmental Organization. The Pacific Islands Forum is the region’s premier political and economic policy organization. Founded in 1971, it comprises 18 members and works to achieve this by fostering cooperation between governments, collaboration with international agencies and by representing the interests of its members. Dame Taylor is a national of Papua New Guinea and is a lawyer by profession. She also serves on the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Committee for Development Policy and the UN High Level Steering Committee on Every Women Every Child. Prior to her appointment as Secretary General, Dame Meg served as the Vice President of the Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman of the World Bank.
Professor Ngaire Woods
Inaugural Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance
Professor Ngaire Woods is the founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at Oxford University. Her research focuses on how to enhance the governance of organizations, the challenges of globalization, global development, and the role of international institutions. She serves on the Board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, as a Rhodes Trustee, as Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Values, Technology and Governance, and on the Advisory Group of the Center for Global Development.