Qimiao Fan is the Director of Strategy and Operations in the Office of the World Bank’s Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships. Prior to this, he served in a similar role for the Bank’s Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Practice Group.
Throughout his Bank career, Fan has had extensive field experience, namely as Country Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal (based in Dhaka), Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova (based in Kyiv), and Country Manager for Cambodia (based in Phnom Penh). In these roles, he led the policy dialogue with government counterparts, civil society and other development partners.
A Chinese national, Fan joined the Bank in 1991 as a Young Professional with assignments working on the former Soviet Union and South Africa before becoming an economist/senior economist on Russia and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries.
He took leave from the Bank in January 1998 to work in the private sector in various senior executive positions in China until September 2002. After returning to the Bank, Fan became Program Leader for the Investment Climate Program in the World Bank Institute.
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 Jiangxi Institute of Finance and Economics in China.
He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham, England and a B.A. in Economics from Jiangxi Institute of Finance and Economics in China. He has published widely on topics related to investment climate and problems of economies in transition.