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Evelyn Dietsche Appointed as Panel Member at the Inspection Panel

Evelyn Dietsche

The Inspection Panel welcomes Evelyn Dietsche, as its newest Panel Member. Evelyn joined the Panel on April 8, 2024 succeeding Ramanie Kunanayagam, whose term concluded on April 7, 2024. 

Evelyn Dietsche brings to the Panel more than 25 years of operational and strategic-managerial experience in the multinational corporate sector and the international development advisory and consultancy business. A German national, she has held key roles working for and with companies, governments, industry associations, international organizations, and think tanks in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and, most recently, a not-for-profit peace research and practice institute associate with the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Her professional career has spanned a broad portfolio of complex and sensitive issues, including dealing with the multiple and cumulative socio-economic impacts of large-scale investments in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. An internationally recognized expert in resources governance and conflicts, she brings very solid expertise in responsible business conduct, social performance management, conflict-sensitivity, and political economic and fiduciary risk analysis. She has also taught, supervised, published, and peer reviewed research on these and related topics. 

Evelyn holds a doctorate from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (University of Dundee), an MSc in development economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), and a postgraduate degree in public policy and management from Konstanz University (Germany).

Mark Goldsmith, current Chairperson of the Inspection Panel, said, “We are delighted to welcome Evelyn as the new Panel member.  Evelyn brings a wealth of experience in sustainability, responsible business conduct, social performance, and conflict sensitivity. Her expertise in dealing with complex social issues will benefit the Panel's commitment to independent accountability."

Evelyn was selected to this position through an international competitive recruitment process. Her appointment is for a term of five years effective April 8, 2024.