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Curtis Chin -- Department of the Treasury
United States Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank

President George W. Bush nominated Curtis S. Chin to be the 12th U.S. Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of ambassador, in September 2006, and he was confirmed to the position by unanimous consent of the United States Senate in March 2007. Ambassador Chin was sworn into office by Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson, Jr. on April 25, 2007. As the United States’ senior representative at Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila, Philippines, Ambassador Chin serves on the Board of Directors of the multi-lateral development bank. The 12-person board supervises ADB's financial statements, approves its administrative budget, and reviews and approves all policy documents and all loan, equity, and technical assistance operations. Established in 1966, the ADB id dedicated to increasing economic growth and reducing poverty in the Asia and Pacific region. Previously, Mr. Chin served as a managing director with Burson-Marsteller where he worked in various capacities, focusing most recently on such issues as corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement and public-private sector partnerships. He has lived and worked throughout the United States and Asia, including postings in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo. He previously served on the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy, and during the George H.W. Bush Administration served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce. Mr. Chin graduated from Northwestern University with a B. S. in Journalism and a department major in economics. He received an M. A. in Public and Private Management from the Yale University School of Management.

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