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Ashwani K. Muthoo
Director General of the Independent Evaluation Office

Ashwani K. Muthoo, Indian national, assumed his position as the first Director General of the Independent Evaluation Office of the NDB on 18 April 2022, reporting directly and exclusively to the Bank’s Board of Directors. Before his current role, Mr. Muthoo was the Director of the Quality Assurance Group in the Office of the President and Vice President at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Prior to that, he was the Director of the Global Engagement and Multilateral Relations Division and Director of the Global Engagement, Knowledge and Strategy Division in IFAD. He also served as Deputy Director in the Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) of IFAD, and in 2012-13, he was IOE Officer-in-Charge reporting directly to the Executive Board. He brings more than 30 years of professional and managerial experience in international cooperation, focusing on evaluation, quality assurance, global policies, country strategies, and development projects and programmes. His work experience covers more than 50 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Near East and North Africa regions.

He is fluent in English, Hindi, Italian, and Portuguese, and has some knowledge of French and Spanish.