Mr. Jin Liqun was appointed as the first President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in January 2016, after has been serving as AIIB’s President-designate since September 2015. Prior to that, he was Secretary-General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat (MIS) , the entity tasked to prepare the establishment of AIIB. Before he joined the MIS, he served as Chairman of China International Capital Corporation Limited, China’s first joint-venture investment bank. From 2008 to 2013, he served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, China Investment Corporation (CIC). From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Jin served first as Deputy Chairman, and subsequently as Chairman of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF).
In earlier days, Mr. Jin was Vice President, and then Ranking Vice President, of the Asian Development Bank in charge of programs for South, Central and West Asia, and private sector operations.
Mr. Jin joined the Ministry of Finance in 1980, where he served as Director General and Assistant Minister, and became Vice Minister in 1998. He was also a Member of the State Monetary Policy Committee. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jin served as Alternative Executive Director for China at the World Bank and at the Global Environment Facility as well as Alternative Governor for China at the ADB.