Vice President and Chief Ethics Officer
Xian Zhu, a Chinese national, is Vice President and Chief Ethics Officer in the Office of Ethics and Business Conduct. He joined the World Bank in 2002 as Country Director for the Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Timor Leste (based in Sydney) and then was Country Director for Bangladesh (based in Dhaka).
From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Zhu worked at the Asian Development Bank, and from 1999 to 2001, he served as Executive Director for China in the World Bank Group. Throughout the 1990s, Mr. Zhu worked at China’s Ministry of Finance in various capacities.