Executive Secretary of the Inspection Panel
Dilek Barlas was selected as Executive Secretary of the Inspection Panel in July 2014. Ms. Barlas served as the Panel’s Deputy Executive Secretary since 2007. A Turkish national, Ms. Barlas has more than two decades of experience in the field of development. A lawyer by training, Ms. Barlas joined the World Bank in 1992 and served as the Senior Counsel in the World Bank Legal VPU for the Europe and Central Asia Region, where she was responsible for the legal aspects of World Bank operations in numerous countries, including Albania, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey, including an overseas field assignment to the World Bank Ankara, Turkey Office, from 2004-2006. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was with the Undersecretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade of Turkey and played a critical role in the preparation of Turkey’s anti-dumping and subsidies legislation. Her private law practice includes work as an Associate with White and Case, Washington, DC Office. She holds a law degree from the University of Ankara, Turkey, and an LLM in International Legal Studies from American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.