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Suma Pollard

Senior Counsel

Summa Pollard, Senior Counsel, ADB Office of the General Counsel

Suma joined the Office of General Counsel in 2020 and has advised on ADB’s sovereign investment projects in the Southeast Asia and the Central and West Asia regions. Suma is a member of the Law and Policy Reform group with a particular interest in issues relating to improving legal frameworks to enable a just energy transition in the countries in which ADB operates. Suma is a climate focal for ADB’s Energy Transition Mechanism and the Paris Agreement within the Office of General Counsel.

Prior to joining ADB, Suma was Manager of Corporate Development and Investments in the strategy team of energy infrastructure company APA Group, and oversaw an unlisted joint venture owning and operating energy transition assets and was bid lead for acquisitions of renewable energy assets. Prior to this, Suma was in-house counsel at APA Group, General Counsel of Adara Development, and had worked in private practice at Allens Linklaters specializing in banking and finance law.