Previous CRP Members
Dingding Tang, Chair (10 June 2014 - 9 December 2019)
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 (12 August 2013 - 11 August 2018)
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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Lalanath De Silva, Panel Member (1 October 2012 - 31 October 2016)
The Board approved the appointment of Mr. Lalanath De Silva as a part-time member for a 5-year term. His appointment is effective 1 October 2012.
Mr. De Silva is a Sri Lankan national who has over 30 years of experience in the fields of environmental, human rights, administrative, constitutional and international law. He was a public interest litigator and advocate for over two decades, co-founding two public interest NGOs in Sri Lanka. He worked as the Legal Consultant to the Ministry of Environment and Forests in Sri Lanka and as a Legal Officer in the Environmental Claims Unit of the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva. Currently, he is the Director of the Access Initiative at the World Resources Institute in Washington DC. He obtained a PhD from the University of Sydney, Law School, in Australia, a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Washington, Law School, Seattle, USA and graduated from the Sri Lanka Law College with honors.
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Rusdian Lubis, Panel Chair (13 April 2009 - 7 April 2014)
Board approved the appointment of Mr. Rusdian Lubis as Chair of the
Panel for a 5-year term. His appointment is effective 13 April 2009 until 7 April 2014.
Mr. Lubis is an Indonesian national who has more than 30 years of experience
in the field of environmental management. He worked with the government,
university and private firms in Indonesia and the World Bank as senior
executive. He is also Chairman of the Boards for Dana Mitra Lingkungan
(Environmental Funds) since 2008 and also the founder of Yayasan Waetasi
an NGO for coastal conservation in Sulawesi, Indonesia in 1986. He has
a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and a Master
of Science degree in Natural Resources Management and Environmental
Sciences both from Bogor Agricultural University and a Doctor of Philosophy
degree in Agricultural and Resources Economics from Oregon State University
in the USA.
Anne Deruyttere, Panel Member (21 July 2008 - 21 July 2013)
Ms. Deruyttere is a national of Belgium who has over 30 years of experience on indigenous peoples, sustainable development and poverty reduction. For many years she worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, most recently as Chief of the Indigenous Peoples and Community Development Unit. She authored and coordinated the preparation of IDB's policies on involuntary resettlement and on indigenous issues, and wrote many studies and reports on culture and development, community participation and social safeguard issues. Currently, she is an international consultant with the International Fund for Agriculture Development, the World Bank, the German Development Cooperation Agency (GTZ) and several universities.
Antonio La Viņa, Panel Member (1 June 2007 - 1 June 2012)
Mr. La Viņa is a Philippine national. He is presently Dean, Ateneo
School of Government, Philippines and Philippine country representative,
Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. Prior to this, he was a Senior Fellow
and Program Director at the World Resources Institute, USA; the Undersecretary
for Legal and Legislative Affairs and Attached Agencies at the Department
of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines; and law professor
at the University of the Philippines. He was the cofounder, trustee,
researcher and policy director for the Legal Rights and Natural Resources
Center/Kasama sa Kalikasan—Friends of the Earth, Philippines.
Augustinus Rumansara, Panel Chair (12 December 2003 - 13 December 2008)
Rumansara's appointment is for a 5-year term, full-time for a minimum
of one year. His appointment on a full-time basis from 12 December 2003
until 29 February 2008 has been approved by the Board. In January 2008,
the Board approved the remainder of his appointment from 1 March until
11 December 2008 on a part-time basis.
Mr. Rumansara is an Indonesian national. He previously held the position
of vice-president, Integrated Social Strategy, with BP in Indonesia.
Before working in the private sector, he served as bioregional director
at the Worldwide Fund for Nature from 1998 to 2001. He was a director
at the Foundation for Entrepreneurship Initiative Development in Irian
Jaya, a micro-enterprise development NGO in Indonesia , from 1996-1998.
From 1991-1996, he was executive secretary of the International NGO
Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), where his work included facilitating
advocacy activities of Indonesian NGOs with local and foreign governments
and promoting INFID's concerns such as equity and justice, people's
participation, and sustainable development. Prior to working at INFID,
he was from 1986-1990 executive director of the Irian Jaya Rural Community
Development Foundation, an NGO focused on various activities such as
the impact of the development process in the area on local communities
through environment, land rights, and transmigration.
Richard E. Bissell, Panel Member (12 December 2003 - 11 December 2007)
Bissell is a United States national. While serving his term as a Panel
Member, he was also executive director of the Policy and Global Affairs
Division at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. From
1997-1998, he headed the interim secretariat of the World Commission
on Dams, a joint initiative of the World Bank and the World Conservation
Union. He was on the World Bank Inspection Panel from 1994-1997 and
was chair from August 1996 to July 1997. From 1986-1993, he was a senior
official at the U.S. Agency for International Development, directing
the Bureau of Policy and Program Coordination and the Bureau of Research
and Development. Previously, he held a variety of teaching and research
positions in various universities in the United States, including Johns
Hopkins University, Georgetown University, the University of Pennsylvania,
and Princeton University.
Vitus A. Fernando, Panel Member (12 December 2003 - 11 December 2006)
Fernando is a Sri Lankan national. He held the position of Advisor/
Director, Implementation at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
from July 1999 to February 2003 and was a policy advisor to the Ministry
of Forests and Environment in Sri Lanka from 1997-1999. From 1996-1997,
he was a consultant/advisor to bilateral donors, international agencies
and multilateral development banks on various matters such as institutional
development and decentralization issues. He served as director of the
World Conservation Union (IUCN)'s Asia/Pacific Program from 1986-1996.
He was a senior program officer at the World Commission on Environment
and Development (Bruntland Commission) from 1985-1986 and a capital
development officer for the United States Agency for International Development
from 1979-1984. He held senior staff positions at the Ministry of Planning
and Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Fisheries in Sri Lanka from