Ashok Lavasa Appointed as Asian Development Bank Vice President: The Philippines-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has appointed Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa as vice-president for private sector operations and public-private partnerships. “He is currently one of the Election Commissioners of India and previously served in a range of senior posts including as Union Finance Secretary of India; Union Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change and Union Secretary for the Ministry of Civil Aviation,” ADB said in the statement.
According to sources, Ashok Lavasa Appointed as Asian Development Bank Vice President was finalized with the concurrence of the union government. Ashok Lavasa did not wish to comment on the matter when contacted by The Indian Express on Wednesday. This newspaper could not confirm if Ashok Lavasa has resigned as Election Commissioner.
Asian Development Bank Appoints Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa As Vice President for a term of three years, which can be extended by another two years. The Asian Development Bank president heads a management team comprising six vice presidents. Ashok Lavasa will succeed vice president Diwakar Gupta, who is in charge of private sector operations, and public-private partnerships. Diwakar Gupta completes his term on August 31.
Ashok Lavasa joined as Election Commissioner on 23rd January 2018. Ashok Lavasa is a retired IAS officer of the Haryana cadre (1980 batch). He retired as Finance Secretary and has also served as an environment and civil aviation secretary. Ashok Lavasa As a joint secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs in 2001-02, Ashok Lavasa looked after matters pertaining to ADB.