Chief Economist, International Finance Corporation
Ted Chu was appointed chief economist of the International Finance Corporation in September 2014. A business economist and corporate executive for over 25 years, he has accumulated a wealth of practical economic research experience in four broad areas: corporate strategy, public policy analysis, multinational operations, and financial asset management. Prior to joining the IFC, he was professor of practice, economics, at New York University; chief economist for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority; and chief economist and director of global industry analysis at General Motors. He also worked for the World Bank; Silicon Valley management science start-up Decision Focus, Inc.; and consulting firm Arthur D. Little. Chu holds a doctorate in economics from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in economic management from Fudan University in China.