BEIJING, April 14, 2016

Mr. Hamid Sharif appointed as Director General of the Compliance, Effectiveness and Integrity Unit

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (the Bank) today announced the appointment of Mr. Hamid Sharif as the first Director General of the Compliance, Effectiveness and Integrity (CEI) Unit. The position reports to the Bank's Board of Directors. The CEI Unit's mandate includes monitoring and evaluating the Bank’s portfolio, ensuring policy compliance, and overseeing internal and external grievance procedures.

Mr. Sharif is currently serving as Country Director for the People’s Republic of China at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), where he oversees a USD 10 billion investment portfolio and manages one of ADB’s largest country offices. AIIB President Jin Liqun noted: “I am delighted to announce Mr. Sharif’s appointment to this important leadership position. The CEI Unit plays a fundamental role in the Bank's governance and Mr. Sharif brings with him more than two decades of rich experience in the public and private sectors. The Bank is pleased to welcome him to this vital role."

Since joining the ADB in 1993, Mr. Sharif has served as Assistant General Counsel, Chairman of the Appeals Committee and Principal Director of the Central Operations and Services Office, where he led oversight of all procurement related to the ADB’s USD 9bn annual lending disbursements. Prior to joining the ADB, Mr. Sharif was a Partner at the law firm Walker Martineau Saleem in Lahore, Pakistan. Mr. Sharif is a UK-qualified barrister and holds a Masters in Law from the University of Cambridge. He is a dual national of Pakistan and the UK.


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