Bruno Carrasco new ADB DG for sustainable dev

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Bruno Carrasco as Director General and concurrently Chief Compliance Officer of its Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, effective immediately.

Carrasco will lead ADB-wide knowledge and innovation work in all thematic and sector operation areas, establish sector and thematic policies and strategies, and ensure compliance with environment and social safeguards policies. 

He will also oversee the administration of trust funds and global funding initiatives.

“ADB’s knowledge contributions and advisory support to our members are more important than ever as the region maps a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Carrasco.

Carrasco has worked at ADB for more than 23 years and has served in countries across all of its regional departments. 

Carrasco, a national of Spain, holds a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Essex, a master’s degree in economics from the University of British Columbia, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Montreal.