Jin Liqun is the inaugural President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Prior to this, he was Secretary General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat that was tasked to establish AIIB. Jin was previously Chairman of China International Capital Corporation Ltd, China’s first joint-venture investment bank. From 2008 to 2013, he served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, China Investment Corporation (CIC). From 2009 to 2012, Jin served first as Deputy Chairman, and subsequently, Chairman of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF).
He was also Vice President, and then Ranking Vice President, of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in charge of programmes for South, Central and West Asia, and private sector from 2003 to 2008. He joined the Ministry of Finance in 1980, where he served as Director General and Assistant Minister, and become Vice Minister in 1998. He was also a Member of the State Monetary Policy Committee. Earlier in his career, Jin 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 the ADB.
Jin holds an M. A. degree in English Literature from the 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.