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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.
ADB 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.
ADB today approved a $100 million loan to support the Government of Bangladesh in its efforts to address the immediate public health requirements of combatting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
ADB Vice-President Mr. Shixin Chen reaffirmed ADB’s commitment to supporting Bangladesh in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, while attending the Bangladesh Development Forum in Dhaka today.
ADB is hosting at its Manila headquarters the second in a series of partnership forums for a new professional network founded by the World Bank to promote more female practitioners in South Asia’s energy and power sector.
ADB Vice-President Mr. Shixin Chen today delivered the keynote address at an international conference in Tashkent on the role of capital markets in accelerating Uzbekistan’s economic development. He highlighted how properly...
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|