Qimiao Fan is the World Bank’s new Country Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
Fan brings a wide range of development experience to the job. A Chinese national, Fan joined the World Bank in 1991 and has held leadership positions in different countries and regions of the world. Prior to taking his current assignment, Fan served as the Country Director for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. From 1998 to 2002, he took leave from the World Bank to work in the private sector in various senior executive positions in China. After returning to the World Bank, Fan worked as a Program Leader for the Investment Climate Program in the World Bank Institute and later as Country Manager for Cambodia.