MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Zhang Wencai as Vice-President Operations 1.
Mr. Zhang will be responsible for operations in the South Asia Department and the Central and West Asia Department.
Mr. Zhang currently heads the Department of External Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Since July 1989, Mr. Zhang has held senior positions in the Ministry of Finance, overseeing loan programs, technical assistance and training, international financial institutions, and international economic relations.
He was ADB’s Executive Director for the PRC from April 2007 to September 2009, and Advisor to the World Bank’s Executive Director for the PRC from December 1993 to May 1996.
Mr. Zhang holds a PhD in Finance from the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing, and a Master's Degree in International Economics from the Nan Kai University in Tianjin.