As Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Yang is responsible for organizational strategy; budget and planning; and many other areas. Previously, he served as Director General of the Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation at the Ministry of Finance of China, in charge of economic and financial cooperation between China and international financial institutions as well as foreign governments. In his position, he played a critical role in the creation of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank.
Mr. Yang previously worked in various positions at the Ministry of Finance, responsible for bilateral and multilateral financial and economic cooperation as well as economic policy research. Recently, he served concurrently on the Board of Directors for China at both the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank, as well as the Alternate Governor for China at the International Fund for Agricultural Development