The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), first opened in 2016, is a USD 100 billion multilateral development bank purpose-built to support infrastructure projects that enhance regional economic productivity. Initiated by China, its membership is global, with regional powers from Korea to Saudi Arabia, and key players from Europe, Africa, and Latin America. The United Nations has addressed the launch of AIIB as having potential for "scaling up financing for sustainable development."
Natalie Lichtenstein served as the lawyer for the negotiation and establishment of this new international organization and as its inaugural General Counsel till August 2016. She retired from a 30-year legal career at the World Bank, including lending operations in China and other countries and institutional governance issues and reforms. In her new book A Comparative Guide to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank published in March by Oxford University Press, Natalie Lichtenstein examines the Bank's mandate, investment operations, finance, governance, and institutional setup, as well as providing detailed analyses of the similarities and differences it has with other development banks - charting AIIB's story so far and anticipating its future.
AmCham China Financial Services Forum is very delighted to invite Natalie Lichtenstein to share her precious insights and experience to the business community. Interested in AIIB and its funded projects? Join us on May 31! Simple sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided.
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