Don Lambert

Don Lambert

Country Director, Armenia
Central and West Asia Department (CWRD)


Mr. Lambert leads ADB’s operations in Armenia and manages the bank’s relationship with the government and other stakeholders. He also oversees the preparation and implementation of the bank’s new country partnership strategy (CPS). Covering 2024–2028, the CPS will build on ADB’s work to date to diversify the economy and expand inclusivity. Over the medium term, ADB aims to expand investments in climate change resilience, transport, urban infrastructure, health, education, and private sector development. 

Mr. Lambert has more than two decades of professional experience including around 15 years with ADB. He was most recently Head of the Private Sector Development Unit at the bank’s Viet Nam Resident Mission. Previously, he was also Head of the Corporate Recovery Unit and held roles working on financial sector development in India and Sri Lanka, as well as on credit risk management of ADB’s financial institutions portfolio. 

A national of the United States, Mr. Lambert holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University. Mr. Lambert succeeds outgoing Country Director Paolo Spantigati, who served in Armenia from 2019. 

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