Satinder Bindra

Former Principal Director (External Relations), ADB

Satinder was responsible for coordinating the organization's corporate communications, media relations, publishing, information disclosure, and web strategies. He previously served for two years as the New York-based spokesperson and director of communications for the United Nations Development Programme. From 2008-2011 Mr. Bindra also served as a member of the UN Environment Programme's senior management team, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

From 1999-2007, as CNN’s South Asia bureau chief and senior international correspondent, he covered momentous events such as conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and along the India-Pakistan border. His coverage of the 2004 Tsunami won him the prestigious duPont Award. He holds an M.Phil in International Relations (Oxford University), MA in Economic History (St. Stephen's College, Delhi University), and BA in History (St. Stephen's College, Delhi University).

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The striking building complex of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku.

Bye Bye Baku

As ADB's 48th Annual Meeting draws to a close, it's time to reflect on highlights such as livable cities, partnerships, regional integration, collaboration with AIIB, the ADF-OCR merger – as well as admire the host city and look forward to next year's meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

Satinder Bindra

Open Access: A Paradigm Shift for ADB’s Knowledge Sharing

The next great innovation in development may come not from an international expert, but from a graduate student in Nepal who can’t afford to consult scholarly materials published behind expensive paywalls in commercial academic journals with restrictive terms of use. Publicly and easily available ADB research could help the student grow that idea into a project to fight poverty, promote inclusive growth, or reduce the effects of climate change in Asia and the Pacific. 

Satinder Bindra

Getting Asia in Shape for the Future

Where are Asia’s economies headed to in the short and long term? What shape are they in to withstand future financial crises? And how can they respond to the yawning rich-poor divide, now a key concern among Asian and global policymakers? These were some of the key points discussed over the first two days of business at our 47th Annual Meeting, held in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Satinder Bindra

All Eyes on Astana for ADB’s Annual Meeting

With its stunning, modern architecture, crisp blue skies, and myriad influences, Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, provides a dramatic backdrop for ADB’s 47th Meeting of the Board of Governors that starts 2 May and concludes three days later.

Satinder Bindra