Former Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and other distinguished members of the International Advisory Panel of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) met in Beijing, China, October 19, 2016, to chart a new course for the bank.
The star-studded panel discussed the global economic situation and its implications for the bank’s operations, the need to promote green infrastructure in the new global agenda and the importance of increasing private sector involvement in infrastructure in the region.
In his remarks, AIIB President, Jin Liqun, said the bank was elated to have a panel of distinguished leaders and experienced international financial experts to advice on the development of the bank’s strategy.
“It is a great honor to convene such an experienced and diverse group of international leaders to advise on the development of the bank’s strategy. I have no doubt that the advice the panel provides will help shape the development of the bank in the years ahead, and I could not ask for a better group of ambassadors to help promote our new bank to the world”, he said.
Members of the advisory panel include Mr. Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan; Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Former Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Malaysia’s Central Bank; Mr. Anders Borg, Former Finance Minister of Sweden; Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, Former Prime Minister of Japan and Mr. Steve Howard, Secretary General of the Global Foundation.
Others are Dr. Oh-Seok Hyun, Chair, Professor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy and Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance of Korea; Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Senior Advisor, Lazard; Former Finance Minister, Nigeria, Former Managing Director, World Bank; Ms. Emilia Pires, Former Finance Minister of Timor-Leste; Mr. Paul Speltz, Former U.S. Ambassador, Chairman and CEO of Global Strategic Associates; Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor at the London School of Economics, Former Chief Economist of the World Bank and Mr. Tung Chee-Hwa, Former Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR.