Beijing, June 14, 2023

AIIB Statement on Leadership Team Changes

AIIB has accepted the resignation of Mr. Bob Pickard, who has served as the Director General of the Communications Department since March 2022. Throughout this time, the Bank has supported and empowered him to perform his role.

Mr. Pickard’s recent public comments and characterization of the Bank are baseless and disappointing. We are proud of our multilateral mission and have a diverse international team representing 65 different nationalities and members at AIIB, serving our 106 members worldwide, many of whom have been with us since our formation in 2016.

The recruitment process to identify a successor will be shortly underway and in the interim the Bank’s communications will be seamlessly driven by an Acting Director General.

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