Melanie Ullrich
External Relations Officer, European Representative Office, Asian Development Bank

Melanie works with ADB’s European member countries to ensure their engagement with ADB. She is a graduate of Hamburg University in Germany and studied Chinese Culture and Language at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou in the People’s Republic of China. Before joining ADB, she was head of marketing at the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and business and policy program manager at Asia House in London.

Case Study

A project assessed the threats facing the Meghna River and worked with stakeholders in ensuring the sustainable supply of safe drinking water for the city.

Case Study

Involving forest users in managing and conserving resources while strengthening value chains help curb illegal logging and forest fires.


The country’s first large-scale wind farm sets the groundwork for sustainable renewable energy investment and deployment.