Ms. Junhong Chang is the Executive Director for China at the World Bank Group.
Previously, Ms. Chang was Deputy Director General of the Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, P. R. China. She served as Director of ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) headquartered in Singapore, from May 2016 to May 2019, leading AMRO in conducting macroeconomic surveillance for ASEAN+3 members and supporting implementation of regional financing arrangements in the East Asia.
At different times, she also served as the Deputy Director General of the Department of International Economic Relations in the Ministry of Finance of China, responsible for China’s engagement with major multilateral platforms such as G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meetings and ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meetings, and for bilateral economic and financial dialogues between China and other major economies. Ms. Chang joined the Ministry of Finance of China in 1995, and had assumed numerous positions in the Department of the World Bank, the International Department, the Office of External Economic Cooperation, and the Department of International Economic Relations. From June 2019 to June 2020, she served as the Alternate Executive Director for China at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Previously she served as the Alternate Executive Director for China at the World Bank Group (WBG) from 2009 to 2010, and Advisor to the Executive Director for China at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) from 2002 to 2004.
Ms. Chang possesses rich experience in multilateral and bilateral economic and financial fora and international financial institutions including MDBs. She has profound insights on global economic issues, international finance, development and financing for development, and regional financial cooperation.
Ms. Chang graduated with a Master of Engineering degree from the Management School of Tianjin University in 1995, and held a Ph.D. in Economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in 2012.