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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 Shixin Chen met with Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 10 January and commended the government’s rapid vaccination program and other efforts to speed the country’s socioeconomic recovery from...
Energy efficiency projects in Central Asia represent a promising investment opportunity that can also help to reduce the region’s carbon emissions and meet its growing energy needs, participants at the region’s flagship...
ADB Vice-President Shixin Chen met senior government officials this week in Tashkent to reaffirm ADB’s support for Uzbekistan’s continued development and recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Sanoat Qurilish Bank (SQB) today signed a revolving credit facility agreement during the Uzbekistan Economic Forum. Under the new agreement, ADB’s Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program...
Ministers and senior officials from the 11 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program have endorsed a new long-term strategy to promote safe, sustainable, and inclusive tourism development in the region.
Speech by Shixin Chen, ADB Vice President (Operations 1), at the 13th Informal Meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Finance Ministers on 2 May 2019 in Nadi, Fiji
Opening Remarks by Shixin Chen, ADB Vice President (Operations 1), at the CAREC High-Level Session During the Annual General Meeting on 1 May 2019 in Nadi, Fiji
Keynote Address by Shixin Chen, ADB Vice President (Operations 1), at the Nepal Investment Summit 2019 on 30 March 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal
Remarks by Shixin Chen, Vice President (Operations 1), Asian Development Bank at Nepal Investment Summit 2019 – Inaugural Session on 29 March 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal
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|