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ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.
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.
Ministers and senior officials from the 11 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program have endorsed a new strategy to promote women’s empowerment by ensuring regional projects...
Asian 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...
Asian 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 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 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.
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|