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Robert Wihtol, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Finance, Accounting and Economics

Academic Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil), University of Oxford (UK)
  • Master of Arts in International Relations, University of Helsinki (Finland)

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Director General for East Asia, Asian Development Bank (2012-2013)
  • Director General for the Pacific, Asian Development Bank (2010-2012)
  • Country Director for China, Asian Development Bank (2008-2010)
  • Director for Social Sectors, East and Central Asia, Asian Development Bank (2004-2008)
  • Chairman, Education Community of Practice, Asian Development Bank (2004-2009)
  • Portfolio Manager and Project Mission Leader, Asian Development Bank (1994-2003)


  • The Asian Development Bank and Rural Development: Policy and Practice, London: MacMillan, 1988.

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