Yongzheng Yang is currently the IMF’s Resident Representative to the Philippines. Until recently, he was a Deputy Division Chief at the Asia and Pacific Department of the IMF and the IMF’s mission chief for Myanmar. Prior to that, he was the IMF’s Resident Representative in Pacific island countries from 2010 to 2014 and served as the IMF’s mission chief for Papua New Guinea and Samoa.
Mr. Yang has also worked on countries in Africa and Central Asia. Before joining the IMF in 2001, he taught at The Australian National University and the Macquarie University for 10 years. His research interest includes financial inclusion, international trade, general equilibrium modelling, and development issues.