Mr. Rhee is the chief spokesperson for ADB on economic forecasts and trends, and oversees the Economics and Research Department (ERD). ERD undertakes economics and policy research and capacity building, supports ADB operations, and networks with the international research community. ERD produces ADB's flagship publication, the annual Asian Development Outlook, which forecasts economic trends in the region. A national of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Rhee has over 20 years professional experience in the government and academia, most recently as Secretary General and Sherpa of the Presidential Committee for the G-20 Summit. Mr. Rhee has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.