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Compliance Review Panel Members

CRP members are appointed by the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Board of Compliance Review Committee in consultation with the President.

Dingding Tang, Chair

The Board approved the appointment of Mr. Dingding Tang as full-time member for a 5-year term. His appointment is effective 10 June 2014.

Dingding Tang is a national of the People's Republic of China. He has a Master's degree in Business Economics from University of Asia and the Pacific, and a Bachelor's degree in Water Supply and Sewage Treatment from Harbin Industry University. He started his professional career in public service of the PRC in 1984. During his service, he was assigned to United Nations Environment Program in 1996 and also to ADB as Environment Specialist in the former Environment and Social Development Department and Mekong Region Department in 2000-2003. D. Tang is a seasoned manager, having progressively assumed managerial roles, and most recently being Director General of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Environment Protection where he is responsible as a national focal point for developing cooperation programs with International Finance Institutions. He specializes in environmental protection, specifically in implementing environmental safeguards, and conducting assessment and investigation.

Arntraud Hartmann, Panel Member

Arntraud HartmannThe Board approved the appointment of Mrs. Arntraud Hartmann as a part-time member for a 5-year term. Her appointment is effective 12 August 2013.

Mrs. Hartmann is a German national with more than 30 years experience in development cooperation. She worked from 1981 until 2004 at the World Bank, where she held Senior Management Positions, such as Director for South East European Countries and Senior Advisor to the Managing Director. She is Visiting Professor for Development Economics at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany, and Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe. She is a Member of the Compliance Review Mechanism of the African Development Bank (2012-2017). Between 2002 and 2006 she was Senior Advisor to the Secretariat of the World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization, and Director of the Economic Policy Forum of InWent, Germany. She conducts research and publishes on aid effectiveness issues. Mrs. Hartmann holds degrees in law, economics and international relations.
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Ajay Achyutrao Deshpande, Panel Member

Ajay DeshpandeThe Board approved the appointment of Mr. Ajay Achyutrao Deshpande as part time member on 11 April 2017 with effectivity until 9 June 2022.

Mr. Deshpande is an Indian national and has nearly 26 years of experience in the field of environment protection and governance. He has also worked as Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology. He has worked in several state and central government organizations in India of which more than 15 years working with environmental regulatory agencies. Before joining ADB, he was working as an Expert Member at the National Green Tribunal of India which is a specialized environmental adjuticatory body performing judicial functions. He has worked on various environmental disputes like degradation, restoration and restitution, compensation etc. to resolve them within a technical and legal framework. He holds degree in civil engineering, post graduate and PhD in environmental engineering.
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