Want a multilateral development career? AIIB looks set to increase staff number from top-down

By Lean Alfred Santos 28 June 2016

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun. Photo by: Sikarin Thanachaiary / World Economic Forum / CC BY-NC-SA

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is looking for new talent to significantly increase its staff pool, building its capacity to invest in infrastructure across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

“We are recruiting in-house talents in measured steps, making sure that the bank’s staff have professional and ethical integrity, full of passion and vigor in the service of the bank,” AIIB President Jin Liqun said during the opening ceremony of the bank’s inaugural annual meeting in Beijing, China, over the weekend.

Joachim von Amsberg, the bank’s vice president for policy and strategy, told Devex that recruitment is a high priority for AIIB, which opened six months ago. Other prerogatives include creating internal policies for engagement with stakeholders and operations.

“We're facing the hard work of building an institution, hiring the right people, making sure we really hire the best experts — the best staff in each area,” said von Amsberg, who joined the Beijing-based bank two months ago.

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Lean Alfred Santos@DevexLeanAS

Lean Alfred Santos is a Devex development reporter focusing on the development community in Asia-Pacific, including major players such as the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Prior to joining Devex, he covered Philippine and international business and economic news, sports and politics. Lean is based in Manila.


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