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Ibrahim Pam Elected to be the Next Chairperson of the Inspection Panel

Ibrahim PamOn March 26, 2024, the Members of the World Bank Inspection Panel have unanimously elected, Ibrahim Pam to serve as the next Chairperson of the Inspection Panel for one year.  His term as Chairperson is set to commence on November 17, 2024, when the term of the incumbent Panel Chairperson, Mark Goldsmith, concludes.

Ibrahim Pam, is an accomplished international lawyer, analyst and investigator, with strong leadership experience and specialization in investigation of mass crimes, human rights abuses, as well as fraud and financial crimes, and with expertise in internal oversight and accountability of international institutions. 

Prior to joining the Panel as a Panel Member, Ibrahim served as Head ad interim of the Independent Redress Mechanism at the Green Climate Fund, and immediately prior as pioneer Head of the Independent Integrity Unit at the Green Climate Fund. He previously worked as an Analyst and Investigator in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), 2005-2012, and then as Chief Investigator in the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), 2012-2015. He was Team Leader and Resident Investigator at the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), with concurrent responsibility for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), and additional assignments to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), 2015-2016.

Ibrahim also worked as Special Legal Assistant to the Nigerian Truth Commission, Chief Legal Officer in the Nigerian Anti-Corruption Commission, and participated in the drafting of the African Union Convention on Combating and Preventing Corruption, as well as of the UN Convention Against Corruption. He assisted in developing the General Principles for Review of Investigative Offices of the Conference of International Investigators (CII). He is also concurrently a Member of the Independent External Oversight Advisory Committee of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Oversight Advisory Committee of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and was formerly Chair of the Ad Hoc External Panel on Workplace Culture for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). In addition, he serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of the African Association of International Law (AAIL).

Ibrahim holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB. Hons) degree from the University of Jos, and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is called to the Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. 

Ibrahim’s appointment with the Inspection Panel runs through December 31, 2027.