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Sr. Financial Sector Specialist, the World Bank

Wei Zhang is Senior Financial Sector Specialist in the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice of the World Bank and is currently based in the World Bank Global Research and Sustainable Finance Hub in Malaysia.   She joined the World Bank in 2001 and has worked on financial sector knowledge program in World Bank Institute and the Financial Sector programs in East Asia and Pacific countries. She has mainly worked on financial sector development advisory, capacity building and lending projects in China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos PDR, the Philippines, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Islands and Malaysia, focusing on SME finance, capital markets development, financial inclusion and consumer protection, green finance and sustainable finance.  Prior to joining the World Bank, Wei worked in telecommunications industry and investment consulting in China and the US.  She holds MBA on International Business and MA on International Trade Policy from The George Washington University.