Mr. Shixin Chen is the Vice-President (Operations 1) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He joined ADB on 12 December 2018.
Mr. Chen is responsible for operations in the South Asia Department and the Central and West Asia Department.
ADB Vice-President Meets Pakistan Ministers, Reaffirms Support for Development Agenda, COVID-19 ResponseAsian Development Bank Vice President Shixin Chen reaffirmed ADB’s support for Pakistan’s development efforts and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response during a series of virtual meetings...
ADB Vice-President, Afghanistan President Discuss Ongoing Partnership, COVID-19 ResponseAsian Development Bank Vice-President Shixin Chen and Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani yesterday discussed ADB’s ongoing and planned assistance for the country’s development and infrastructure priorities...
ADB Approves $100 Million Loan to Help Strengthen Uzbekistan's Resilience to Health EmergenciesADB has approved a $100 million loan to strengthen Uzbekistan’s resilience to public health emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic, by steadily improving testing, diagnosis and the management of COVID-19 cases...
ADB $20 Million COVID-19 Package to Boost Kyrgyz Republic's Health SectorADB has approved $20 million in assistance to help the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic strengthen its health sector to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
ADB $300 Million Loan to Help Mitigate COVID-19 Impacts in PakistanADB has approved a $300 million emergency assistance loan to strengthen Pakistan’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and help meet the basic needs of vulnerable and poor segments of society.
Uzbekistan Gas Reform Roundtable - Shixin ChenKeynote speech by Shixin Chen, ADB Vice President (Operations 1) at the Uzbekistan Gas Reform Roundtable, 23 October 2020
CAREC - Regional Cooperation in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Way Forward - Shixin ChenOpening remarks by Shixin Chen. ADB Vice President (Operations 1) at the CAREC - Regional Cooperation in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Way Forward session, 17 September 2020
15th Informal Meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Finance Ministers - Shixin ChenSpeech by Shixin Chen, ADB Vice President (Operations 1) at the 15th Informal Meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Finance Ministers, 16 September 2020
2020 Asian Evaluation Week (AEW 2020) - Shixin ChenOpening remarks by Shixin Chen, ADB Vice President (Operations 1), at the 2020 Asian Evaluation Week (AEW 2020), 7 September 2020.
Bangladesh Development Forum - Shixin ChenOpening Remarks by Shixin Chen, ADB Vice President (Operations 1), at the Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF 2020), BICC, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29 January 2020
Prior to joining ADB, Mr. Chen headed the Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation at the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
From 1998, Mr. Chen held senior positions in the Ministry of Finance, overseeing areas of public finance and partnerships with multilateral development banks.
From 2012 to 2014, he was a Board Director in the Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility. Mr. Chen was World Bank’s Executive Director for the PRC from 2013 to 2016 and a Board Director for the PRC in the New Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank from 2016 to 2018.
Mr. Chen holds a doctorate in Economics from the Graduate School of the Research Institute for Fiscal Science, and a master’s degree in Public Policy Management of the Mason Program of the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University.
|2018-Present||Vice-President (Operations 1), Asian Development Bank|
|2016-2018||Director General, Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance (MOF), the People’s Republic of China (PRC)
Director for the PRC in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Director for the PRC in the New Development Bank
Alternate Governor for the PRC in the International Fund for Agricultural Development
|2016||Deputy Director General, Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation, MOF|
|2013-2016||Executive Director for the PRC in the World Bank Group|
|2012-2014||Board Director of the of the Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility
Alternate Director of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office
|2007-2013||Deputy Director General, International Department of MOF|
|2005-2007||Deputy Director General, Tax Policy Department of MOF|
|1998-2005||Deputy Director and then Director, Budget Department of MOF|
|1993-1998||Staff and then Section Chief, Budget Department of MOF|