Hamid Sharif

Hamid Sharif

Managing Director, Complaints-Resolution, Evaluation & Integrity, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Hamid Sharif is Managing Director of the Complaints-resolution, Evaluation and Integrity Unit of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Mr. Sharif has more than 25 years of international development experience in the Asia-Pacific region in sovereign and non-sovereign lending operations across a range of infrastructure sectors. In his current position he heads a unit that is part of the Board’s Oversight Mechanism, and he reports to the Board. He has led the development and implementation of AIIB Policy on Prohibited Practices (anticorruption policy), Policy on Learning and Evaluation, and Policy on Project-affected Peoples’ Mechanism.

At the Asian Development Bank (ADB), governance was a major area of focus of Mr. Sharif’s work. This included pioneering work on law and policy reform. He also worked on anticorruption, accountability mechanism, and governance policies of the ADB as well as operations with substantial governance focus. Mr. Sharif supervised more than 70 technical assistance projects on law and policy reform and led one of the largest policy loans in the sector.

Prior to joining AIIB, Mr. Sharif served in various capacities in ADB including as Country Director of People’s Republic of China Resident Mission (where he managed a portfolio of more than $10 billion), Head of Procurement, and Assistant General Counsel.

Mr. Sharif has worked and lived in China since 2012. He is currently a member of the Expert Committee of the China International Commercial Court under the Supreme People’s Court of China.

He was the Representative of The Asia Foundation in Pakistan from 2005-7. During his tenure he conceived of and mobilized the establishment of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) and raised more than $10m funding for its launch. He also initiated a civil-military dialogue.

Mr. Sharif graduated in law from Kingston University, U.K. and completed his post-graduation in law from Cambridge University. He was called to the Bar in 1983 as a member of the Lincoln’s Inn.

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