New Delhi: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa as its vice-president for the work related to the private sector and public-private partnership. “He (Lavasa) is currently one of the Election Commissioners of India and formerly including the Union Finance Secretary of India, Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation,” ADB said in a statement on Wednesday. Has served in many senior positions.
Mr. Lavasa, 62, will soon resign from his post of election commissioner. He was appointed in January 2018 and has two years left in his term. He was in the race for the post of Chief Election Commissioner after Sunil Arora in April next year. After the completion of Arora’s term, the government will now appoint a new CEC. Lavasa will replace Diwakar Gupta in ADB whose tenure is going to end on 31 August.
Lavasa has an MBA degree from Southern Cross University in Australia, and an MPhil degree in Defense and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras. He has a BA Honors in English from the University of Delhi and a Master’s degree in English Literature.