WB appoints Qimiao as new country director for Bangladesh
The World Bank has appointed Qimiao Fan as the new Country Director for Bangladesh. A Chinese national, Fan was the country director for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine before this new appointment. The Dhaka office of the global aid agency said he would start as the World Bank's new Country Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal on Monday.
World Bank South Asia Vice President Annette Dixon will introduce Fan to the Bangladesh government. Fan joined the World Bank in 1991 and has held leadership positions in different countries and regions of the world.
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 programme leader for the Investment Climate Program in the World Bank Institute and later as the country manager for Cambodia. Prior to joining the World Bank, Fan worked as a researcher in development and transition economics at the London School of Economics and as a policy researcher at the Jiangxi Institute of Finance and Economics in China.
He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Birmingham, England. He has published widely on topics related to investment climate and problems of economies in transition.