Tao Zhang

Deputy Managing Director, IMF (August 22, 2016 - August 20, 2021)

Mr. Tao ZHANG assumed the role of Deputy Managing Director at the IMF on August 22, 2016. He is responsible for IMF operations in about 90 countries as well as policy issues related to anti-money laundering / combating the financing of terrorism, climate change, fintech, gender, and statistics, among other areas. He also supervises the IMF’s work on the Financial Sector Assessment Program and information technology, and is responsible for coordination with other international organizations, including the United Nations agencies.

Mr. Zhang has extensive international economic expertise and policymaking experience, including as Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and IMF Executive Director for China. Earlier in his career, he spent many years at the PBOC in various senior roles and also worked at both the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

Mr. Zhang holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in International Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, California, as well as a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Finance from Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Last Updated: August 23, 2021