Who's who in #globaldev: August 2015 executive appointments

By Ma. Eliza Villarino 31 August 2015

Jin Liqun, inaugural president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Photo by: Michael Wuertenberg / World Economic Forum / CC BY-NC-SA

The man responsible for setting up the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has won the vote to become its inaugural president.

The consensus vote took place during last week’s meeting of founding member representatives in Georgia. Jin Liqun, a former Asian Development Bank vice president, will begin his tenure Sept. 1.

Meanwhile, the woman who heads the secretariat of the World Humanitarian Summit is exiting the body. Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, founder of the Malaysian Medical Relief Society, has reportedly accepted a senior position at a top aid organization and will assume that role in January 2016.

Below are other major appointments in August across the international development community.

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Currently based in New York City, Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.


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