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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.

Elisea "Bebet" G. Gozun, Chair

The Board approved the appointment of Ms. Elisea G. Gozun as full-time member for a 5-year term. Her appointment is effective 25 November 2019.

Bebet Gozun is a national of the Philippines. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Southwestern University, Philippines. She has extensive experience in environmental policy review and analysis gained largely from alternating between roles in the government and undertaking environmental consultancy projects with IFIs and private sector companies for most of her career. Her most notable executive public sector experience was as Secretary of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR, Philippines) from 2002 to 2004. She was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS, Philippines) from 2013 to 2016. She founded Earth Day and served as the Chairperson of Earth Day Network in the Philippines from 2004 to 2010. Due to the extent of her contributions in the field of environmental policy and management, she was conferred two honorary Doctorate Degrees in Environmental Management from Xavier University and Ramon Magsaysay Technological University. In her most recent role as Policy Analysis/Climate Resiliency Expert in Tractebel Inc., she assessed policies and institutional factors affecting aquatic and marine ecosystems, settlements, infrastructures, key livelihoods and industries. Prior to her consultancy work in Tractebel Inc., she worked with The World Bank Institute and The World Bank – Manila on different consultancy projects since 1991.

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.
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