Ibrahim James Pam

Panel Member

The World Bank

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. His most recent position is 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 since 2016.

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.

In 2000/2001, Ibrahim worked as Special Legal Assistant to the Nigerian Truth Commission, which amongst other things dealt with environmental and human rights issues in the Niger Delta. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Chief Legal Officer in the Nigerian Anti-Corruption Commission, in which role as Lead Expert delegate for Nigeria, Ibrahim participated in the drafting of the African Union Convention on Combating and Preventing Corruption, as well as of the UN Convention Against Corruption. He also assisted in developing the General Principles for Review of Investigative Offices of the Conference of International Investigators (CII). In 2018, on behalf of the host organization (the Green Climate Fund) he chaired the Conference of International Investigators, a forum for investigators of international organizations.

He is also concurrently a Member of the Independent External Oversight Advisory Committee of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and 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.  His appointment with the Inspection Panel is for a term of five years effective January 1, 2023.