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Gonzalo Castro de la Mata appointed new Inspection Panel member

23 January 2014

In December 2013, Gonzalo Castro de la Mata was appointed as a new member of the Inspection Panel, taking the place of Alf Jerve (see Update 86). The Inspection Panel is a complaints mechanism for people negatively affected by Bank financed projects. With a PhD in ecology Castro de la Mata, a US and Peruvian national, has previously worked at the Bank as a lead environment specialist and at the Bank-hosted Global Environment Facility. He will serve on the panel until 2018. He has been described as ā€œa global leader in the promotion of free market solutions to environmental issuesā€ and serves as chairman to a forest carbon credit company.