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Adam Smith International appoints two new board members

London, 14 December 2017 – Adam Smith International has appointed two independent non-executive directors who will help the firm to set the standard for delivering foreign assistance with positive impact, strong ethics and attention to social and environmental factors.

James Bond and Hasan Tuluy have illustrious careers that include senior international corporate and public sector roles, as well as deep experience in corporate governance as directors and advisors on boards in the public, private and charitable sectors.

Rachel English, currently serving as Chair of the ASI board, said the incoming non-executive directors will be instrumental in shaping the next phase of the company.

James and Hasan bring a wealth of experience that will contribute greatly to the next phase of ASI’s corporate development and to our leadership in fostering lasting change in some of the world’s most challenging environments,” she said.


James Bond

James Bond is a leading international expert on infrastructure-related public policy, project finance, risk management, and development finance instruments. He holds board roles with Global Heritage Fund; Inca-Re, a fund specialising in solar technology; and Helios Social Enterprise. He was previously on the boards of Escondida in Chile, the world’s largest copper mine, and EPRI, the research institute owned by US power utilities.

He serves as advisor to Public Capital Advisors, the Centennial Group, and the African Development Bank; and until 2016, was Senior Advisor for the Green Climate Fund. After nine years with Total, James held senior positions at the World Bank Group, including COO of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and director of Energy, of Agriculture and Environment for Africa, of Mining at IFC, and of various country offices in Africa.

Hasan Tuluy

Hasan Tuluy is a development economist with 30 years’ experience in economic and social development across Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, specialising in strategy, macro-economic and trade policy, and rural development. He is on the board of the Development Committee for Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF), which helps civil society organisations to improve governance, transparency and reduce corruption in developing countries.

He has chaired IREX, an international NGO to promote prosperity through youth and potential leaders, stronger institutions, and access to education, and currently works with the Centennial Group. At the World Bank from 1987 until his retirement in 2014, his positions included Senior Advisor to the Managing Director, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, VP for Human Resources, COO for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and Director of Corporate Strategy. He began his career with a private economic consulting firm in Boston, working on Africa.

Adam Smith International

ASI works closely with governments, civil society organisations, and the private sector to bring lasting prosperity to people in developing countries, through policies and programmes that underpin economic growth and governance reform. ASI has undergone fundamental restructuring since the founding directors left the board in early 2017. It has transformed into an employee-owned company with a new code of conduct and enhanced governance and controls. ASI is committed to a triple bottom line, accountable for economic, environmental and social performance.

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