The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Off to a Fast Start: A Talk with President Jin Liqun


Friday, May 4, 2018


11:45 am – 2:00 pm (11:45 am registration, 12:00 pm luncheon)


Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA94105

Price (includes lunch): $59.00 Registration closes: April 25, 2018

Discussion: The AIIB was launched in January 2016 in Beijing with Jin Liqun, one of China’s top financial leaders, as its first President. It is already actively lending for major infrastructure projects in the Asian region. Please come to a very special luncheon meeting to hear President Jin talk about his successful efforts to gain international support for the Bank, his experiences in launching the Bank, its lending activities to date and the main challenges the Bank faces in helping the region fill the infrastructure financing gap.

About the Speaker:

Jin Liqun is the inaugural President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Before being elected as the Bank’s first president, he served as Secretary-General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat (MIS) tasked with establishing AIIB. Immediately prior to assuming the role of Secretary-General of the MIS, he was Chair of China International Capital Corporation Limited, China’s first joint-venture investment bank. From 2008 to 2013, he served as Chair of the Supervisory Board, China Investment Corporation. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Deputy Chair then subsequently as Chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. From 2003 to 2008, Jin was Vice President, and then Ranking Vice President, of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in charge of programs for South, Central and West Asia and private sector operations. He joined the Ministry of Finance in 1980, where he served as Director General and Assistant Minister before becoming Vice Minister in 1998. He was also a Member of the State Monetary Policy Committee. Earlier in his career, he served as Alternate Executive Director for China at the World Bank and at the Global Environment Facility as well as Alternate Governor for China at ADB.

Jin holds a master’s degree in English Literature from Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages (now Beijing Foreign Studies University). He was also a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in the Economics Graduate Program at Boston University from 1987 to 1988. Jin is a national of the People’s Republic of China.