Announced: Zhu Min

Posted on the 2nd February 2015 by Max, Summit Coordinator


We're delighted to announce a new addition to our WES 2015 line up

Zhu Min is an economist and official who currently serves as Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, having been appointed to the post when Christine Lagarde became Managing Director in 2011. Throughout his career, Zhu Min has held a variety of posts in banking and policy, giving him over 25 years experience in these fields.

Zhu was born in Shanghai and graduated from Fudan University in 1982 with a bachelors in Economics. This was swiftly followed by a Masters of Public Administration from Princeton and then both an MA and PhD in Economics from John Hopkins University. During his career, Zhu would later return to teach Economics at both Fudan and John Hopkins, becoming a well regarded teacher at both. His first job was as a consultant economist at the World Bank between 1990 and 1996 before moving on to work as the Chief Technical Advisor for China's Agenda 21 at the UN Development Program.

After his postings at the World Bank and UNDP, Zhu began a long and distinguished career with the Bank of China (Hong Kong), beginning as Head of the Project Office before proceeding to serve as the General Manager for the Restructuring and Listing Office, Executive Assistant President and finally as Deputy Governor. Following his time at the Bank of China (Hong Kong), Zhu moved to become the inaugural Special Advisor to the Managing Director of the IMF and became Deputy Managing Director the following year.

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