Director General

Vinod Thomas assumed office on 17 August 2011 as the Director General of Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank.

He reports to the Board of Directors through the Development Effectiveness Committee and oversees the activities of IED. Mr. Thomas brings 35 years of professional experience from the World Bank Group--the latest as Director General and Senior Vice-President of the Independent Evaluation Group.

He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago and authored numerous books, articles, and reports.