Blog posts on "Governance and public management"

Suzanne Nazal

Suzanne supports civil society participation and engagement in ADB’s operations, and has organized several knowledge sharing events on CSO engagement for ADB staff.

Yesim Elhan-Kayalar

Yesim Elhan-Kayalar has over 30 years of work experience in development sector and academia in 27 countries. She has worked at local, national and regional levels to create long-term development solutions in education, energy, finance, public management, transport, and water sectors.

Betty Wilkinson

Betty is the former ADB Director of the Public Management, Financial Sector, and Trade Division of the Central and West Asia Department. She was the leading professional in financial sector development and public management, with over thirty years of professional field experience worldwide.

Vinod Thomas

Vinod Thomas also held various senior posts at the World Bank, including Chief Economist for Asia and Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group.

Thierry de Longuemar

Thierry de Longuemar is the former Vice President (Finance and Risk Management) of ADB after having previously served as Vice President (Finance and Administration), a position he assumed in 2011.

Stephen P. Groff

Mr. Groff assumed office in October 2011 and has since been responsible for the full range of ADB’s operations in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.

Claudia Buentjen

Claudia Buentjen oversees the development and implementation of policies on governance and capacity development in ADB. In previous ADB assignments, she was Principal Country Specialist in the Philippine Country Office and also held various positions n governance and capacity development.

Shikha Jha

Shikha lead ADB’s research on public economics, with a special focus on public expenditure, food and fuel subsidies, and public services.

Patrick Safran

As focal point for fragile and conflict-affected countries, Mr. Safran supports ADB operations in this context.

Chandan Sapkota

A former consultant for the Government of Nepal, GIZ, UNDP and FAO, Chandan previously worked as a researcher at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment in Kathmandu and was a junior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.

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