Emma Fan has been with Asia Development Bank (ADB) since 2002. She joined ADB’s East Asia Department (EARD) as the Director for Public Management, Financial Sector, and Regional Cooperation Division (EAPF) on 29 July 2019. EAPF covers a diverse range of operations, including public sector management, financial sector development, regional cooperation, public private partnerships, and EARD’s focal point on nonsovereign operations. Prior to joining EAPF, Emma was the Regional Director for ADB’s Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) in Sydney from June 2016.
At ADB, Emma also worked as the Head of ADB’s Results Management Unit at the Strategy and Policy Department. Her other ADB experience included working as a project team leader at the South Asian and Central Asian regional departments, and as an economist at the Economic Research Department. Before joining ADB, Emma worked at the Finance Department of Australia, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, and Lanzhou University in the People's Republic of China. Emma has a PhD degree in Economics from the Australian National University, and Master’s and Bachelor's Degrees of Science from Lanzhou University in China.