Jin Liqun

President and Chair of the Board of Directors

Jin is the inaugural President and Chair of the Board of Directors. On July 28, 2020, he was elected to serve a second term of five years, beginning on Jan. 16, 2021.

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Sir Danny Alexander

Vice President, Policy and Strategy

Alexander, as Vice President for Policy and Strategy, drives AIIB’s strategic direction, including its sectoral and country priorities, investment strategy and programming, and operating budget.

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Konstantin Limitovskiy

Vice President, Investment Operations (Region 2)

Limitovskiy is Vice President, Investment Operations (Region 2) where he oversees the entire project cycle for sovereign and nonsovereign investments in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, East Asia, West Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

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Urjit R. Patel

Vice President, Investment Operations (Region 1)

Patel oversees all sovereign and nonsovereign lending in South Asia, the Pacific Islands and South East Asia.

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Ludger Schuknecht

Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Schuknecht is responsible for AIIB’s relations with its Members, the Board of Governors, the Board of Directors, other aspects of governance including the admission of new Members and the integrity of the Bank’s governance.

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Luky Eko Wuryanto

Vice President and Chief Administration Officer

Wuryanto is responsible for overseeing human resources, information technology and facilities and administration services.

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Antoine Castel

Chief Risk Officer

Castel heads AIIB’s Risk Management Department. His main responsibilities are to ensure the stability and financial continuity of AIIB.

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Andrew Cross

Chief Financial Officer

Cross leads AIIB’s controller and treasury functions, and the development of new financial products and services, among other projects. Cross joined AIIB in May 2019 as the Assistant Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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Alberto Ninio

General Counsel

Ninio advises the President and governance bodies of AIIB and is responsible for the legal aspects of the Bank's work.

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Hamid Sharif

Managing Director

Sharif is the first Managing Director of AIIB’s Complaints-resolution, Evaluation and Integrity Unit (CEIU), the office responsible for independently evaluating the Bank’s portfolio and overseeing internal and external grievance procedures relating to compliance with AIIB’s environment and social policy and its anticorruption policy.

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Erik Berglof

Chief Economist

Berglof sets the vision and strategy for the Economics Department and leads the planning, implementation and supervision of its work plan in support of the Bank’s mandate.

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Huan Chen

Ombudsperson

As Ombudsperson, Chen has a broad mandate to look into staff-related issues, consider conflicts of any nature related to employment by AIIB and assist in their informal resolution.

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Suthasinee (Alex) Nimitkul

Chief Ethics Officer

Nimitkul heads the Ethics Office of AIIB. As Chief Ethics Officer, she contributes to policy development and policy compliance and provides advice on all matters relating to ethics to ensure that Board Officials and Bank Personnel observe and perform their functions consistent with the ethical standards required by their respective Code of Conduct.

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Yong Zhou

Chief Officer

As Chief Officer, Zhou acts as the Chief Advisor to the President. His main responsibilities are to assist the President in managing and overseeing AIIB’s key day-to-day operations and activities and coordinating across functions …

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Ke Fang

Director General, Implementation Monitoring Department

Fang is Director General of the Implementation Monitoring Department (IMD). IMD is responsible for monitoring AIIB’s investment portfolio, including both sovereign-backed and nonsovereign-backed financings.

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Najeeb Haider

Director General, Banking Department (Region 2)

Haider leads the Investment Operations (Region 2) Banking Department, responsible for Pakistan, Afghanistan, Europe, Africa, Latin America and Central, East and West Asia.

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Jianping Huang

Director General, Information Technology Department

Huang oversees AIIB’s information technology strategies and the design, implementation and operation of IT systems, based on the Bank's Digital Roadmap.

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Hun Kim

Director General, Social Infrastructure Department

Kim leads the Social Infrastructure Department, Investment Operations, a department created to strengthen AIIB’s technical capacity to deliver high quality social infrastructure projects as part of its mission to finance the Infrastructure for Tomorrow.

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Dong-lk (Don) Lee

Director General, Banking Department (Region 1)

Lee leads the Investment Operations (Region 1) Banking Department, responsible for financial intermediaries (FI), structured financial products, capital markets, private equity, ICT and other productive sectors.

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Hui Fong Lee

Controller

Lee leads the Controller’s Department and is responsible for maintaining the integrity of AIIB’s financial position.

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Gregory Liu

Acting Director General, Infrastructure Investment Department (Region 2)

Liu leads the Infrastructure Investment Department (Region 2). He is responsible for building up the institutional capacity of the investment operations and oversees the progressive construction of a debt and direct equity investment portfolio in the energy, ...

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Rajat Misra

Director General, Infrastructure Investment Department (Region 1)

Misra leads the Infrastructure Investment Department (Region 1), responsible for the Energy, Urban and Transport sectors in South Asia, the Pacific Islands and South East Asia.

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Domenico Nardelli

Treasurer

Nardelli manages AIIB’s Treasury Department. He is responsible for the investment of the Bank’s liquid assets, capital markets operations including payments and back office, and asset and liability management.

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Bob Pickard

Director General, Communications Department

Pickard leads the Communications Department with a mandate to raise awareness and understanding of AIIB, its operations and mission among internal and external audiences.

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Rodrigo Salvado

Director General, Operational Partnership Department

Salvado manages the Operational Partnership Department, which administers AIIB’s Special Funds resources.

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Yanning Wang

Director General, Operational Services Department

Wang is responsible for managing the Operational Services Department (OSD) which supports all the operational fiduciary needs for both sovereign and nonsovereign operations of the Bank.

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Dan Yang

Director General, Facilities and Administration Services Department

Yang leads a diversified team in AIIB responsible for building the Bank’s institutional infrastructure focusing on corporate procurement, facilities management, administrative services, records and information and security and emergency.

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Quan Zheng

Director General, Strategy, Policy and Budget Department

Zheng oversees the development and implementation of AIIB’s strategies and operational policies including environmental, social and procurement policies.

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Laval Wong Sick Wah

Acting Chief Internal Audit Officer and Head of Office, Interim Operational Hub

Wong Sick Wah evaluates both the design and effectiveness of the governance, risk management and compliance processes of AIIB;

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As of August 2022

Jin Liqun

President and Chair of the Board of Directors

Jin Liqun

Jin is the inaugural President and Chair of the Board of Directors. On July 28, 2020, he was elected to serve a second term of five years, beginning on Jan. 16, 2021. Before being elected as the Bank’s first President, he served as Secretary-General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat tasked with establishing the Bank. Jin has rich experience across the private and public sectors and with MDBs. He served as Chair of China International Capital Corporation Limited (China’s first joint-venture investment bank), Chair of the Supervisory Board of China Investment Corporation and Chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. He previously served as Vice President and then Ranking Vice President of the Asian Development Bank and as Alternate Executive Director for China at the World Bank and at the Global Environment Facility. Jin spent nearly two decades at the Chinese Ministry of Finance, reaching the rank of Vice Minister. He holds a master’s degree in English Literature from Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages (now Beijing Foreign Studies University) and was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in the Economics Graduate Program at Boston University from 1987 to 1988. Jin is from the People’s Republic of China.

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Sir Danny Alexander

Vice President, Policy and Strategy

Sir Danny Alexander

Alexander, as Vice President for Policy and Strategy, drives AIIB’s strategic direction, including its sectoral and country priorities, investment strategy and programming, and operating budget. He oversees AIIB’s environmental and social policies, other operational policies and their implementation. Previously, Alexander served as AIIB’s Vice President and Corporate Secretary when he first joined the Bank in February 2016. Before this, he was Chief Secretary to the Treasury of the United Kingdom and was one of the leaders of UK’s coalition government between 2010 and 2015. He holds a BA in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford and is an honorary fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He was knighted in 2015. Alexander is from the United Kingdom.

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Konstantin Limitovskiy

Vice President, Investment Operations (Region 2)

Konstantin Limitovskiy

Limitovskiy is Vice President, Investment Operations (Region 2) where he oversees the entire project cycle for sovereign and nonsovereign investments in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, East Asia, West Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. He also has joint oversight with the VP for Investment Operations (Region 1) over the Social Infrastructure, Operational Services, and Implementation Monitoring departments. Prior to this role, he was Chief Programming Officer and Senior Advisor to the President of AIIB, heading the Client Relations and Programming Office. Konstantin joined AIIB in November 2018 from the Eurasian Development Bank where he was Deputy Chairman leading business activities in infrastructure. Before that, he was responsible for international project finance at the VTB Group in Russia. Over the challenging period of 2009-2010, he was involved in managing the real estate loan portfolio of Sberbank and established the infrastructure finance practice there. Before that, he helped developed and headed leveraged and structured finance operations for Gazprombank and Alfa Bank. Prior to that, he led banking activities in infrastructure finance at the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, an international development bank based in Greece. He is a graduate of the Russian Finance University. He also holds an MA degree in geophysics. Limitovskiy is from Russia.

Urjit R. Patel

Vice President, Investment Operations (Region 1)

Urjit R. Patel

Patel oversees all sovereign and nonsovereign lending in South Asia, the Pacific Islands and South East Asia. He is also responsible for the end-to-end management of AIIB’s project pipeline in these regions, from identification to implementation. He also has joint oversight with the VP for Investment Operations (Region 2) over the Social Infrastructure, Operational Services, and Implementation Monitoring departments. From 2016-2018, Patel was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, after serving as its Deputy Governor from 2013-2016. He has extensive experience in both the infrastructure and energy sectors, having served as President (Business Development) at Reliance Industries Limited from 2007-2011 and Executive Director and member of the Management Committee of the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd. from 1997-2006. He recently served as independent director in various publicly listed private-sector corporations.

Patel received his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. In 2019 he was awarded the Wilbur Cross Medal by Yale University; and he is an Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, University of Oxford. From 2009-2012 he was Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. He has authored scholarly publications and papers in the areas of public finance, infrastructure, regulatory economics, monetary policy, global financial safety net, economics of climate change and theory of international trade. Patel is from India.

Ludger Schuknecht

Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Ludger Schuknecht

Schuknecht is responsible for AIIB’s relations with its Members, the Board of Governors, the Board of Directors, other aspects of governance including the admission of new Members and the integrity of the Bank’s governance. Before joining AIIB in August 2021, he has held important leadership posts at the national and international levels. Most recently, he was a Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore. Prior to this role, he was Deputy Secretary-General at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and was previously Chief Economist and Director General of Germany’s Federal Finance Ministry. He has extensive experience working with international financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization. He also acted as the Chief Negotiator for Germany in the founding of AIIB, making him one of the architects of AIIB and one of the drafters of its Articles of Agreement. In addition, Schuknecht was Co-chair of the Infrastructure Investment Working Group of the G20. He holds a Vordiplom in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany; an MA in Economics from George Mason University, USA; and a Ph.D in Economics and a Habilitation in Economics from Universität Konstanz, Germany. Schuknecht is from Germany.

Luky Eko Wuryanto

Vice President and Chief Administration Officer

Luky Eko Wuryanto

Wuryanto is responsible for overseeing human resources, information technology and facilities and administration services. In this position, Wuryanto is also chair of the Information Technology Committee and the Human Resources Review Committee. Before joining AIIB in April 2016, Wuryanto served in senior positions in the Indonesian government for more than 20 years, most recently as the Deputy Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Acceleration and Regional Development, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. He has an undergraduate degree in engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology and a PhD in regional science from Cornell University. Wuryanto is from Indonesia.

Antoine Castel

Chief Risk Officer

Antoine Castel

Castel heads AIIB’s Risk Management Department. His main responsibilities are to ensure the stability and financial continuity of AIIB. He oversees risk capital allocation and utilization, manages financial and non-financial risks, including reputational consequences, as well as fosters a strong risk culture throughout the Bank. He further oversees the Bank’s compliance and integrity function assuring KYC/AML/Financial Crime and sanction compliance. Castel has extensive commercial and investment banking experience across Asia, Africa and Europe. Coming from a background in business development, he progressively grew his risk focus to balance significant commercial development with a selective risk approach. From 2018 to the end of 2020, he was Country Head of Société Générale (SG) in India, particularly active in aligning its credit portfolio and raising its renewable structured financing platform, but also leading the sound development of its footprint in financial markets. In 2017, he was deputy-CEO of SG in China where he was also in charge of Risk, Legal and Compliance. From 2000 to 2016, he held various financial markets management positions in China, South Africa and France in SG CIB and previously, in Credit Agricole CIB. He started in financial markets sales in 1998 after four years working for Danone. He is a graduate of Université Lumière Lyon II and holds a master’s degree in Finance with honors. Prior to a life in finance, he graduated EOR from IVème Bataillon ESM de Saint-Cyr and paratrooper from ETAP. Castel is from France.

Andrew Cross

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Cross

Cross leads AIIB’s controller and treasury functions, and the development of new financial products and services, among other projects. Cross joined AIIB in May 2019 as the Assistant Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The role supported the CFO in ensuring sustainable financial strength and steady growth in financial resources, as well as safeguarding Triple-A credit ratings in support of AIIB’s overall mission. He was appointed CFO in January 2020. Prior to joining AIIB, Cross was the Deputy Treasurer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. He supported the IFC Treasurer in providing leadership and oversight for IFC treasury hub operations in London and Singapore. Cross joined IFC in January 2006 as a Principal Financial Officer and was a member of the funding team. He was involved in IFC’s market borrowing operations and emerging market local currency issuance program. Prior to that, Cross was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch International from 1993 to 2006, initially based in London. He worked as a Director in Debt Capital Markets with responsibilities spanning Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institution Clients in the Europe, Middle East and African regions. From 2000 to 2002, Cross was based in Johannesburg at Merrill Lynch International with responsibilities for Southern Africa Debt Capital markets. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Waikato, New Zealand and an MBA from the University of Cranfield, United Kingdom. Cross is from New Zealand.

Alberto Ninio

General Counsel

Alberto Ninio

Ninio advises the President and governance bodies of AIIB and is responsible for the legal aspects of the Bank's work. Prior to his appointment as General Counsel in January 2021, he was Director General of the Operational Services Department and led AIIB's operational support team in the areas of environment, social, procurement and financial management. Prior to joining AIIB in March 2020, Ninio served in a variety of senior roles both at the World Bank where he left as its Deputy General Counsel for Operations, and, more recently, at Vale S.A., a major multinational mining and logistics corporation based in Brazil, where he served as its Global Sustainability Director. Ninio brings over 30 years of experience in the international development, environmental law and corporate responsibility fields. He has law degrees from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the American University in Washington DC. Ninio is from Brazil.

Hamid Sharif

Managing Director

Hamid Sharif

Sharif is the first Managing Director of AIIB’s Complaints-resolution, Evaluation and Integrity Unit (CEIU), the office responsible for independently evaluating the Bank’s portfolio and overseeing internal and external grievance procedures relating to compliance with AIIB’s environment and social policy and its anticorruption policy. He reports directly to AIIB’s Board of Directors. Sharif has more than two decades of experience in international development in Asia across major sectors. Before joining AIIB in June 2016, he was the Country Director for the People’s Republic of China Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and served as ADB’s Assistant General Counsel, Chairman of the Appeals Committee and Principal Director of the Central Operations and Services Office. Before ADB, Sharif was a partner at the law firm Walker Martineau Saleem in Lahore, Pakistan. He is a United Kingdom-qualified barrister and holds a Masters in Law from the University of Cambridge. Sharif is from Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

Erik Berglof

Chief Economist

Erik Berglof

Berglof sets the vision and strategy for the Economics Department and leads the planning, implementation and supervision of its work plan in support of the Bank’s mandate. He is the Bank’s inaugural Chief Economist. Prior to joining AIIB in September 2020, he was Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics, and Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2006 to 2015, where he was part of creating and co-led the Vienna Initiative, a European crisis response team credited with mitigating the impact of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. He is an expert in transition economics and institutional transformation through private sector development. He holds a PhD in Financial Economics and an MA in Business and Economics, both from the Stockholm School of Economics. Berglof is from Sweden.

Huan Chen

Ombudsperson

Huan Chen

As Ombudsperson, Chen has a broad mandate to look into staff-related issues, consider conflicts of any nature related to employment by AIIB and assist in their informal resolution. His principal functions are to provide impartial and confidential assistance in the informal resolution of conflicts and other issues brought to the attention of the Office of the Ombudsperson; monitor trends and emerging issues and provide guidance and advice on ways to improve workplace environment; and manage the Respectful Workplace Advisors Program.

Prior to his appointment as Ombudsperson in September 2021, he served as Chief Officer of AIIB since it began operations in 2016, having joined the Working Group for the Establishment of AIIB as Deputy Head in February 2014. He joined the Ministry of Finance of China in 1989, where he had been engaged in international financial cooperation in a number of positions at the Ministry’s World Bank Department and International Department. In 1999-2002, he worked at the Office of the Executive Director for China in the World Bank as Advisor and Alternate Executive Director. Chen joined the China Clean Development Mechanism Fund Management Center in August 2007 as Deputy Director General and served as Director General starting August 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a master’s degree in economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Chen is from China.

Suthasinee (Alex) Nimitkul

Chief Ethics Officer

Suthasinee (Alex) Nimitkul

Nimitkul heads the Ethics Office of AIIB. As Chief Ethics Officer, she contributes to policy development and policy compliance and provides advice on all matters relating to ethics to ensure that Board Officials and Bank Personnel observe and perform their functions consistent with the ethical standards required by their respective Code of Conduct. She also promotes awareness of the ethics mandate of the Bank and provides tailor-made training to various business units. Before joining AIIB in July 2021, Nimitkul was an Advisor on Corporate Governance and Compliance, Risk Management Function at the Bank of Thailand (BOT) where she was responsible for promoting good governance practices within BOT and where she initiated the development of governance, legal and reputational risk management strategies. In addition, she also played a key role in the continued development of a code of conduct to create an agile ethical culture responsive to the challenging disruptive environment of a central banker. Nimutkul has previous extensive experience as a regulator and supervisor for the banking industry in Thailand. She also has experience in infrastructure development as a Director of the Internal Audit Department at the Thailand Eastern Economic Corridor Office. She has a BS in Accounting from Kasetsart University, Thailand; an MBA in Accounting from American University, USA; an MPPM from the Lee Kuan Yew School, National University of Singapore and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and a Certificate in Business Law and Legislative Procedure from Thammasat University, Thailand. She is also a certified public accountant in the state of Maryland, USA. Nimitkul is from Thailand.

Yong Zhou

Chief Officer

Yong Zhou

As Chief Officer, Zhou acts as the Chief Advisor to the President. His main responsibilities are to assist the President in managing and overseeing AIIB’s key day-to-day operations and activities and coordinating across functions, while ensuring the optimization of decision-making and alignment with AIIB’s overall vision, goals and Corporate Strategy. Zhou also manages the Office of the President. Zhou joined AIIB in February 2016 as Senior Advisor to the President. Prior to joining AIIB, Zhou held a variety of leadership roles at China’s Ministry of Finance, overseeing a large portfolio of multilateral development banks’ financing projects in China, leading policy support for high-level dialogue and financial cooperation with major economies. He also served on the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank. He holds an M.S. in Finance from the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University. Zhou is from China.

Ke Fang

Director General, Implementation Monitoring Department

Ke Fang

Fang is Director General of the Implementation Monitoring Department (IMD). IMD is responsible for monitoring AIIB’s investment portfolio, including both sovereign-backed and nonsovereign-backed financings. It also monitors and reports implementation performance of the projects that have been transferred from the origination departments to IMD, provides secretariat services to AIIB’s Investment Committee, leads and coordinates the IT system development for investment operations, and coordinates operations related to data analysis and knowledge management. Prior to joining AIIB in July 2016, Fang worked for the World Bank for more than 15 years, holding various responsibilities, including as Global Lead for Urban Mobility, Lead Transport Specialist and head of the India transport team and was instrumental in many innovative investment activities in various countries in Asia and Africa. Fang holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Tsinghua University, where he was a lecturer and research staff from 1997 to 2000. He was also a SPURS Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2000 to 2001. Fang is from the People’s Republic of China.

Najeeb Haider

Director General, Banking Department (Region 2)

Najeeb Haider

Haider leads the Investment Operations (Region 2) Banking Department, responsible for Pakistan, Afghanistan, Europe, Africa, Latin America and Central, East and West Asia. The Banking Unit covers (i) Capital Markets and Structured Products, (ii) Digital Infrastructure and other Productive Sectors, (iii) Financial Institutions and Syndications, and (iv) Private Equity. He joined AIIB in September 2016 as a member of the Policy and Strategy team where one of his primary responsibilities was developing and implementing AIIB’s strategy for Private Capital Mobilization—one of the Bank’s thematic priorities—before transferring to Investment Operations in January 2018. Before joining AIIB, Haider was Managing Director and Asia Pacific Head for project and infrastructure finance at Citicorp International Ltd. and was based in Hong Kong, China. His team was responsible for supporting clients with bespoke financing solutions and for leading a number of award-wining infrastructure financing transactions across the region. Prior to his 21 years at Citicorp International Limited, Haider spent 6 years in corporate banking roles with JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America. He holds BBA and MBA degrees from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi. Haider is from Hong Kong, China.

Jianping Huang

Director General, Information Technology Department

Jianping Huang

Huang oversees AIIB’s information technology strategies and the design, implementation and operation of IT systems, based on the Bank's Digital Roadmap. As Director General, she leads all aspects of technology planning, enterprise architecture, service management, security and risk management, and data governance and management to shepherd AIIB's digital transformation. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience from both private and public organizations, including IBM and the World Bank, where she was part of the Information Technology Group responsible for enterprise system implementation and operation. She holds a master’s degree from George Washington University. Huang is from the People’s Republic of China.

Hun Kim

Director General, Social Infrastructure Department

Hun Kim

Kim leads the Social Infrastructure Department, Investment Operations, a department created to strengthen AIIB’s technical capacity to deliver high quality social infrastructure projects as part of its mission to finance the Infrastructure for Tomorrow. The Social Infrastructure Department will focus on all aspects of social infrastructure, including health and education. Kim is responsible for managing the department in the fulfilment of its function through strategic planning, talent and capability building, developing a strong pipeline of high-quality investment transactions and ensuring the successful implementation of such projects. Kim is a seasoned development professional who has built his skills and expertise throughout his long and successful career in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) where he has held various positions, the latest of which is Director General, South Asia Department. Prior to that, he was the Country Director for the ADB India Resident Mission and Director, Urban Development and Water Supply Division, South Asia Department, ADB. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied and Resource Economics from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A and an MA and BA in Economics from Yonsei University, Republic of Korea. Kim is from the Republic of Korea.

Dong-lk (Don) Lee

Director General, Banking Department (Region 1)

Dong-lk (Don) Lee

Lee leads the Investment Operations (Region 1) Banking Department, responsible for financial intermediaries (FI), structured financial products, capital markets, private equity, ICT and other productive sectors. Before joining AIIB in 2016, Lee was Corporate Advisor for Temasek, Singapore and Russia Direct Investment Fund, Russia. From 2008 to 2013, he worked for Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Alternative Investments, responsible for managing KIC’s USD75 billion global assets. Prior to that, he spent five years as Head of Investments at STIC Investments, a private equity/venture capital firm in the Republic of Korea. From 1997 to 2001, he was Head of the Overseas Investments Team at Samsung Life Insurance. From 1987 to 1997, Lee worked as an Emerging Equity Market Analyst at the International Finance Corporation. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Korea University, and an MBA in finance and investments and an MS in management information systems, both from George Washington University. Lee is from the Republic of Korea.

Hui Fong Lee

Controller

Hui Fong Lee

Lee leads the Controller’s Department and is responsible for maintaining the integrity of AIIB’s financial position. She oversees financial reporting, internal controls, loan administration and day-to-day financial operations, and also ensures sound fiduciary management in relation to authorization of disbursements and administrative expenses, among others. Lee joined AIIB in August 2017 from Ernst & Young where she was an Assurance Partner responsible for the audit of large international banks. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Malaya, and she is a Certified Public Accountant in both Malaysia and Hong Kong, China. Lee is from Malaysia.

Gregory Liu

Acting Director General, Infrastructure Investment Department (Region 2)

Gregory Liu

Liu leads the Infrastructure Investment Department (Region 2). He is responsible for building up the institutional capacity of the investment operations and oversees the progressive construction of a debt and direct equity investment portfolio in the energy, transport, water and urban sectors in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Europe, Africa, Latin America and Central, East and West Asia. He brings 25 years of international infrastructure finance experience from the perspective of financial advisory and arranging services, debt capital markets and credit ratings. Prior to joining AIIB in February 2017, Liu spent 10 years in Singapore with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in various capacities, including Head of Export & Agency Finance, Head of Global LNG and Head of North East Asia in its Investment Banking Asia Department. At SMBC, Liu advised a variety of clients from different continents to raise in excess of USD6 billion of debt for a series of award-winning energy or energy infrastructure projects. Before relocating to Asia in 2008, Liu was a Director at Fitch Ratings in London, covering regulated utilities in 2007. From 1997 to 2007, he worked at the Capital Markets of Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt and London. Liu holds a Master of Science in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Liu is from the UK.

Rajat Misra

Director General, Infrastructure Investment Department (Region 1)

Rajat Misra

Misra leads the Infrastructure Investment Department (Region 1), responsible for the Energy, Urban and Transport sectors in South Asia, the Pacific Islands and South East Asia. Prior to joining AIIB in April 2017, Misra spent 18 years at the investment banking arm of the State Bank of India (SBI) and served as a member of National Committees of Power of the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. He also served as a Director and Investment Committee member at the SBI Group—Department for International Development (DFID) Fund for Infrastructure. Misra started his career as an R&D engineer at BHEL, a leading power equipment manufacturing company. Misra holds a post-graduate degree in Business Management from the Xavier School of Management (XLRI), India, and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Varanasi, India. He also attended the Executive Program in Infrastructure at Kennedy School, Harvard University. Misra is from India.

Domenico Nardelli

Treasurer

Domenico Nardelli

Nardelli manages AIIB’s Treasury Department. He is responsible for the investment of the Bank’s liquid assets, capital markets operations including payments and back office, and asset and liability management. Before joining AIIB in September 2019, he was Treasurer of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Rome, Italy. Prior to that, he spent several years in investment banking in London, where he was Managing Director in Global Rates responsible for Public Sector coverage and Euro Medium-Term Note issuance, first at the Bank of America and then at Jefferies, a financial services company. Nardelli started his career at the Italian Treasury as an officer in the Public Debt Department, where he went on to become the Head of International Funding and Liability Management. During that time, he served as Advisor to the Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. Nardelli has extensive experience in asset and liability management, capital markets, and financial markets policy issues. He holds a BA in Political Science (cum laude) from the University of Pavia, Italy, and a master’s degree from Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione in Rome, Italy. Nardelli is from Italy.

Bob Pickard

Director General, Communications Department

Bob Pickard

Pickard leads the Communications Department with a mandate to raise awareness and understanding of AIIB, its operations and mission among internal and external audiences. He provides public relations counsel to Senior Management on communications, brand and reputation management; acts as the senior media contact for AIIB and serves as AIIB’s official spokesperson. He is a leading international public relations executive with more than 30 years of experience gained in North America and Asia Pacific, with a proven track record in worldwide communications for Asian organizations going global. He has an extensive international media network and offers deep expertise in key areas such as issues management and crisis communication, social media, public affairs, sustainability (CSR/ESG), and climate change communication. He serves on the Global Ethics Council of PRCA, the world’s largest professional public relations body. He has a BA in Political Studies from Queen’s University. Pickard is from Canada.

Rodrigo Salvado

Director General, Operational Partnership Department

Rodrigo Salvado

Salvado manages the Operational Partnership Department, which administers AIIB’s Special Funds resources. He also manages AIIB’s engagement with global and regional coordination mechanisms and partners to build relationships and mobilize additional resources for the Bank’s investment operations. Before joining AIIB in August 2022, he was Deputy Director, International Development Finance for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he was in charge of building strategic partnerships and setting up innovative financing mechanisms to mobilize public and private resources toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Previously, he worked for the African Development Bank Group where he was in charge of the Performance Based Allocation System of the African Development Fund and the coordination of the Annual Country Policy and Institutional Assessment. He also worked as a policy analyst for the Center for International Development at Harvard University and as a senior financial officer at the Central American Bank for Economic Integration in Honduras. Rodrigo holds a master’s degree in public administration in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a master’s degree in economics from the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros in Madrid, and a bachelor’s degree of Science in Economics from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina. He is from Italy and Argentina.

Yanning Wang

Director General, Operational Services Department

Yanning Wang

Wang is responsible for managing the Operational Services Department (OSD) which supports all the operational fiduciary needs for both sovereign and nonsovereign operations of the Bank. This includes ensuring that AIIB operations are properly resourced and staffed with qualified specialists to cover the environment, social, procurement and financial management aspects and that AIIB policies and standards for those areas are fully observed in all Bank’s operations.

Before taking on OSD responsibilities, he was the Assistant Corporate Secretary of AIIB. Wang brings with him his rich experience in managing the environmental, social and other fiduciary risk and impact from his years as Director in the Government of China overseeing the large portfolio of multilateral development banks financing activities in China, as well as his work with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. He served as Operations Advisor for the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank, leading quality assurance for operational deliveries and implementation support for the investment activities. He also served on the Board of Executive Directors of the Asian Development Bank. During his service for the Government of China, he led the development of a number of East Asia regional financial integration initiatives in response to the 1997 and 2008 financial crises. Wang holds a MA degree in economics from McGill University and a BA degree in English literature from Nanjing University. He is from China.

Dan Yang

Director General, Facilities and Administration Services Department

Dan Yang

Yang leads a diversified team in AIIB responsible for building the Bank’s institutional infrastructure focusing on corporate procurement, facilities management, administrative services, records and information and security and emergency. She also oversees the Bank’s business continuity framework. Prior to joining AIIB in September 2016, Yang held senior positions at the Asian Development Bank, including as director of procurement and deputy country director for the People’s Republic of China Resident Mission. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Linguistics and a diploma in Development Economics from the Inner Mongolian Normal University and Beijing Normal University. She also has an MPA degree from Washington University. Yang is from the People’s Republic of China.

Quan Zheng

Director General, Strategy, Policy and Budget Department

Quan Zheng

Zheng oversees the development and implementation of AIIB’s strategies and operational policies including environmental, social and procurement policies. She leads coordination on investment project screening and programming, manages AIIB’s Project Preparation Special Fund, leads AIIB’s annual business plan preparation and manages corporate budget development and implementation. She has served in a variety of leadership capacities at China’s Ministry of Finance and as Chair of the G20 Infrastructure and Investment Working Group in 2016 during the Chinese G20 presidency. She holds a master’s degree in economics from both the Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China and the University of Manchester. Zheng is from the People’s Republic of China.

Laval Wong Sick Wah

Acting Chief Internal Audit Officer and Head of Office, Interim Operational Hub

Laval Wong Sick Wah

Wong Sick Wah evaluates both the design and effectiveness of the governance, risk management and compliance processes of AIIB; works with Management on action plans and maintains oversight on resolution of audit issues. Concurrently, he also serves as Head of Office of AIIB's Interim Operational Hub in UAE, and is responsible for planning, implementation, and supervision of the administrative aspects of the Hub as well as serves as AIIB’s representative with the Host Member authority. Before joining AIIB in November 2017, he was the Head of Group Audit for Asia Pacific and Middle East at ABN AMRO Bank NV based in Singapore. With rich experience in financial institutions, he has set up and headed the internal audit departments of foreign banks in Singapore to provide professional and independent assurance and added value to support the achievement of the organization’s objectives. He is experienced across different cultures in Asia Pacific including Japan and the Middle East and has served in the Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore for several years as a member of the Board of Governors, Treasurer and President. He has led over 800 internal auditors globally to comply with the Standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors on Quality Assurance. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant England and Wales, a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Financial Services Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner and has a Certification in Control Self-Assessment. He is a Dean’s lister in the Executive Master of Business Administration at the Singapore Management University. Wong Sick Wah is a national of Singapore.

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