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:
Adjunct Professor, Cornell University
Professor Iwan Azis is currently professor of Emerging Markets within the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. His research focuses on the interlink between macro-financial economics, social-institutional issues, and spatial inequalities in emerging markets. Azis headed the Office of Regional Economic Integration of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) from 2010 to 2015 and was also a research advisor to the Indonesian Central Bank and Deposit Insurance Corporation. Before joining ADB, he was the director of Graduate Studies of the Regional Science Program at Cornell University. Prior to this, he was the director of the Inter-University Center for Economics, and chaired the Department of Economics at the University of Indonesia, where he received his professorship in 1995.
Chair of the Board of Directors, MMC Norilsk Nickel; Former Principal Resident Representative of Russia and Executive Director at the World Bank
Mr. Andrey Bugrov is the Chair of the Board of Directors, MMC Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel). Previously, he was the Senior Vice-President for Sustainable Development of the company from 2020-2022 and a member of its Management Board (2013-2022). He was also the Senior Managing Director (2002-2013) and Vice-President (2013-2022) of Interros Holding Company. He also served as Chair (2011-2013), Deputy Chair (2013-2020) and a member of the Board of Directors of Nornickel (2002-2020). In 2013, he was Chair of the B20 Transparency and Anti-Corruption Task Force. From 1993-2002, Mr. Bugrov was Russia’s Principal Resident Representative and Executive Director at the World Bank. Before joining the World Bank, he was a senior staff member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Mr. Bugrov received a B.A. and an M.A. in International Economics with First Class Honors from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, and has a Ph.D. in economics.
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, China; Philippines; and Singapore. 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.
Professor of SOAS University of London
Professor Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at SOAS University of London. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, he has authored 17 books (five co-authored) and edited 11 volumes. His books include The Political Economy of Industrial Policy, Kicking Away the Ladder, Bad Samaritans, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism, Economics: The User’s Guide, and Edible Economics. His writings have been translated and published in 45 languages and 46 countries. Worldwide, his books have sold over 2 million copies. He won the Gunnar Myrdal Prize in 2003 and the Wassily Leontief Prize in 2005.
Senior Partner, TLcom Capital LLP; Former Minister of Communication Technology of Nigeria
Dr. Omobola Johnson is Senior Partner of TLcom Capital, a venture capital firm with recent focus on deal flow generation, investment, and value generation in technology companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining TLcom, Omobola was Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, focusing on the launch and execution of the National Broadband Plan, and support for the Nigerian technology industry, including the pioneering involvement of the government in a local VC fund and a network of start-up incubators. Prior to serving in the Nigerian government, she gained over 25 years of consulting experience with Accenture, including five years as Country Managing Director, working with companies in a variety of industries and transforming them into more competitive and dynamic organizations. Omobola serves on the Board of a number of leading Nigerian and multinational corporations, including MTN Nigeria and Guinness Nigeria plc. She also serves on the Board of the World Wide Web Foundation as the Founding Chairperson and Trustee, Women in Management and Business. Omobola has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester; a Master's degree in Digital Electronics from King's College London, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the School of Management of Cranfield University. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna award from Cranfield University and the Lagos Business School.
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.
Managing Director of the Finnish Commerce Federation; Former Prime Minister of Finland
Ms. Mari Kiviniemi has been Managing Director of the Finnish Commerce Federation since 2019. She served as OECD Deputy Secretary General from 2014 to 2018 and was the 41st Prime Minister of Finland from 2010 to 2011. She previously held various positions in the Finnish government, including Minister of Public Administration and Local Government, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development and Minister for European Affairs. She was a Member of Parliament from 1995 to 2014, chairing and participating in a vast number of committees. She was a member of the Parliamentary Supervisory Council of the Bank of Finland for several years and chaired it from 2006 to 2007. She was Deputy Party Leader of the Finnish Centre Party from 2003 to 2008, and was elected Leader of the Party from 2010 to 2012. She will start as a board member of the University of Vasa in 2022. She has been a member of many other boards including the Finnish National Opera Foundation and Blic Public Affairs as well as member of the supervisory boards of Lännen Tehtaat Oy and Leonia Bank. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Helsinki.
Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and former CEO of Sustainable Energy for All
Rachel Kyte is the 14th Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University—the first woman to lead the United States’ oldest graduate-only school of international affairs. Prior to joining Fletcher, Kyte served as special representative of the UN secretary-general and chief executive officer of Sustainable Energy for All. She was the World Bank Group vice president and special envoy for climate change, leading the run-up to the Paris Agreement. She was also vice president at the International Finance Corporation responsible for ESG risk and business advisory services. Kyte is a member of the UN secretary-general’s high-level advisory group on climate action and an advisor to the UK presidency of the UN climate talks. She has received numerous awards for leadership in climate and sustainable development and was named by Time magazine as one of the 15 women who were leading climate action. Kyte is a citizen of the United Kingdom.
Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; Former Chief Executive of Hong Kong, China
Mr. CY Leung chairs several nonprofit nongovernment organizations established in Hong Kong, China including the Belt and Road Hong Kong Centre and the GX Foundation. He has been a vice chair of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference since 2017. Before that, Leung served for four terms as Chief Executive of Hong Kong, China. He was part of the Executive Council and held senior positions during its political transformation. A surveyor by profession, Leung had participated in the land and housing reforms in China and helped prepare the first land sale in China in 1988. Leung graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Bristol Polytechnic (now the University of the West of England). He holds honorary doctorate degrees conferred by four universities in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and Shandong, China.
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.
Former Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum; founding Vice President, Compliance Advisor Ombudsman for the International Finance Corporation and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency of the World Bank Group.
After 21 years of service at regional and international institutions, Dame Meg Taylor has returned to the Western Pacific to take up positions on the Board of Directors of Nambawan Super, the largest superannuation company in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and on the board of the PNG Sustainable Development Program, which is focused on providing health, education, and livelihoods and enabling infrastructure initiatives for the people of PNG with current emphasis on Western Province.
Dame Meg Taylor was the first female Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, an intergovernmental organization founded in 1971 to foster cooperation between the Pacific Island nations. Prior to her appointment as Secretary General in 2014, she also served as the founding Vice President of the Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman for the International Finance Corporation and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency of the World Bank Group. She also served 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. From 1989-1994, she was Ambassador of Papua New Guinea to the United States, Mexico and Canada in Washington DC.
She has an LL.B. from Melbourne University and an LL.M. from Harvard University. Dame Meg Taylor is from Papua New Guinea.
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.