As Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Administrative Officer since February 2016, Shaolin Yang is responsible for organizational strategy; budget and strategic planning; information technology; shared services; Corporate Procurement; General Services and Corporate Security; the Sanctions System; and the Conflict Resolution and Internal Justice System.
In particular, Yang leads the development and review of the World Bank Group’s strategic agenda through 2030, the Forward Look, and oversees the alignment of resources with corporate strategies. Yang also oversees the Internal Justice System to ensure a robust, fair, transparent, and ethical workplace governance and business environment. The Office of the Chief Risk Officer also reports to him for administrative purposes.
Yang has extensive experience and expertise in international development as well as multilateral and bilateral cooperation, including MDBs. He served as Director General for International Economic and Financial Cooperation at the Ministry of Finance of China, in charge of economic and financial cooperation between China and foreign governments as well as international financial institutions. Yang had also served as the Executive Director for China at the World Bank from 2009-2013, where he was the chair of the Committee on Governance and Executive Directors’ Administration Matters, overseeing the development and implementation of a number of corporate governance reforms. Yang had additionally served as the Alternate Governor for China at the IFAD in Rome, Italy, and as the Alternate Executive Director for China at the Asian Development Bank in Manila, the Philippines.