Multilateral funding agency Asian Advancement Bank (ADB) on Wednesday claimed it has appointed Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa as vice-president for personal sector operations and general public-non-public partnerships. “He is at this time a single of the Election Commissioners of India and beforehand served in a variety of senior posts which includes as Union Finance Secretary of India Union Secretary for the Ministry of Natural environment, Forests, and Climate Transform and Union Secretary for the Ministry of Civil Aviation,” ADB mentioned in a assertion.
Mr Lavasa will thrive Diwakar Gupta, whose time period will close on August 31.
He has extensive expertise in general public-private partnerships and infrastructure advancement at the state and federal stages, with deep knowledge on community coverage and the job of private sector, it mentioned. The former Finance Secretary was appointed Election Commissioner in January 2018.
The agency even further stated that Mr Lavasa led the Indian delegation in the local weather modify negotiations for the Paris Settlement and was instrumental in finalising India”s nationally established contributions, which integrated a important job of the private sector.
“At both policy and challenge levels, he made considerable contributions to the inclusion of the private sector in lots of advancement packages in India for distinctive sectors this sort of as electrical power, agriculture, finance, and infrastructure. As Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, he labored intently with several ADB assignments that experienced non-public sector elements,” it reported.
Lavasa has an MBA degree from Southern Cross University in Australia, and MPhil in Protection and Strategic Scientific studies diploma from the University of Madras.
He done his Bachelor of Arts Diploma with English Honors and a Master of Arts in English Literature from Delhi College.