Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
10-February-2016 18:54 IST
India's nominee, Dr.D.J. Pandian appointed as the Vice-President, Chief Investment Officer of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced the appointment of India's nominee, Dr. D.J. Pandian, as the Vice-President, Chief Investment Officer of the newly formed USD 100 billion multilateral development bank. The primary responsibility of the Chief Investment Officer is leading the planning and supervision of the Bank’s infrastructure investment by promoting sustainable investment throughout Asia that is consistent with the Bank’s vision, goals, and strategies, and by ensuring the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of AIIB operations.

Dr. Pandian has had an extensive career spanning 30 years with the Indian Administrative Service(IAS), holding key positions at the State, National, and International levels in the energy (oil and gas, power, renewable), infrastructure, finance, and industry sectors. Dr. Pandian was instrumental in liberalizing the policy regime to attract international investment to crucial infrastructure sectors including power, airlines, ports and telecoms.

Announcing the appointments to the five positions of Vice-President, AIIB’s President Mr. Jin Liqun said “I am delighted to announce the appointment of the AIIB’s senior leadership team. This is an exceptionally strong and committed group who bring wide and varied experience and a wealth of expertise that will serve the Bank well as it commences operations. I look forward to working closely with them in the years ahead.”