Suresh Nanwani is an advisor on governance on accountability and was formerly Advisor in Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila and Counsel in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London. He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
He has more than 28 years of international development experience in project operations, 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. 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 teaches in various universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Singapore and South Africa. He is presently Hon. Associate Professor, Australian National University, College of Law; Visiting Professorial Fellow, University of New South Wales; and Visiting Research Fellow, Birkbeck University of London.
He has lectured and published extensively on international financial institutions, law and development reform, accountability mechanisms, and institutional governance and responsibility. He is
• Member of Advisory Board of the International Community Law Review, a UK peer-reviewed journal, and Member, Editorial Board of the Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, a Czech Republic peer-reviewed journal
• Executive Council Member of Society of International Economic Law (IEL) a global organization for academics, practitioners, government officials and students on IEL research, practice and development
• Member of the International Advisory Group of One World Trust, a United Kingdom independent think tank advocating reform in global governance.