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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.

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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Halina Ward, Panel Member

Halina WardIn August 2018, the Board approved the appointment of Halina Ward as a part-time member of the Compliance Review Panel for a five-year term. Her appointment is effective 3rd September 2018.

Ms. Ward is a UK national. She is a lawyer with 25 years of applied policy research, partnership-building, and advisory experience in the fields of sustainable development, responsible business, public participation, evaluation, compliance, and governance of foreign direct investment. A trained mediator and facilitator, Ms. Ward has worked in law firms, consultancies and a technology innovation agency as well as in senior roles with non-governmental organisations including the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the International Institute for Environment and Development. Ms. Ward serves as an Advisor to the Independent Redress Mechanism of the Green Climate Fund (2017 to date), is the unaffiliated member of the Steering Board of the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and a Senior Associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development. Ms. Ward previously served a three-year term as a Project Complaint Mechanism Expert with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's Project Complaint Mechanism (2015-2018). She is a non-practising solicitor, and in addition to her role with the CRP currently works as an independent evaluator, advisor and analyst.
View Ms. Ward's CV [PDF]