Photos by: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Vice President, Operations 1
Asian Development Bank
Mr. Xiaoyu Zhao is the Vice-President (Operations 1) of ADB. He joined ADB in September 2008.
Mr. Zhao is responsible for operations of the South Asia Department and the Central and West Asia Department.
Prior to joining ADB, Mr. Zhao was the Deputy Governor of the Export-Import Bank of China, where he was the chairperson for both the Assets and Liability Management Committee and the Centralized Procurement Evaluation Committee.
Mr. Zhao served as the Director-General for the International Department of the Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China (PRC) from 2002 to 2004.
He was ADB's Executive Director for PRC from March 1999 to September 2002, and the World Bank's Alternate Executive Director for PRC from January 1997 to February 1999.