The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has added two more experienced players from the development banking world as it continues to fill its senior ranks.

Gerard Sanders will join in August as general counsel, reporting to president Jin Liqun.

New Zealander Sanders joins from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a UN organisation. He previously spent 20 years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), most recently as deputy general counsel.

Thierry de Longuemar, meanwhile, has been named chief financial officer, also reporting to Jin.

The Frenchman has worked as a vice-president at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for five years, covering finance, administration and risk management. He has 30 years of financial sector experience, including spells at the African Development Bank and ABN Amro.

Jin says:  “I am delighted to announce appointments to these important leadership positions. Both Mr Gerard Sanders and Mr Thierry de Longuemar bring with them decades of highly relevant experience that will serve the bank well in the years ahead. I look forward to working with them both when they take up their positions at the bank in the coming months.”