Suresh Nanwani is a lawyer at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and is based in Manila, Philippines. He is currently Lead Counsel (Human Resource) in ADB.
He has more than 24 years experience in project, law and development, and institutional issues working with various international financial institutions including the World Bank and other multilateral development banks. He has extensive development experience and has worked in various offices including legal, accountability mechanisms, and human resources. He has a master degree in law from the University of London. He practiced law in Singapore in the private sector on civil and intellectual property law matters. He also worked as a lawyer on institutional and administrative matters at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. He was former deputy head of ADB's Law and Policy Reform Special Practice Group in the Office of the General Counsel. He was former associate secretary, ADB Compliance Review Panel and secretary, ADB Board of Directors’ Compliance Review Committee.
He is a visiting law lecturer in several universities including Birkbeck, University of London, Australian National University, National University of Singapore, and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. He is Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales.
He has lectured and published extensively on international financial institutions, law and development reform, accountability mechanisms, and institutional governance and responsibility. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, a peer-reviewed journal, and a Member of the International Advisory Group of One World Trust, a United Kingdom independent grant-funded think tank advocating reform in global governance.