Jingdong Hua

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Jingdong Hua
Visiting Professor of Business, NYU Shanghai

Jingdong Hua is a Visiting Professor of Business at NYU Shanghai for Spring, 2022. Mr. Hua was Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank (2019-2011). He also served as the Pension Finance Administrator of the World Bank Group. As Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank, he was responsible for the capital markets operations and oversaw an annual funding program of US $70 to $80 billion through debt issuances of IBRD and IDA. He headed the World Bank Treasury’s capacity building, advisory and capital market intermediation services in financial analytics, asset management, and financial solutions for its clients. He served as a member of the Pension Finance Committee (2011-2021), the governing body of the WBG Pension. Mr. Hua was also previously Vice President and Treasurer of IFC (2011-2018), where he established a global treasury and focused on the development of local currency debt capital markets and innovative financial products and solutions. Prior to IFC, Mr. Hua served as Deputy Treasurer at the Asian Development Bank (AsDB) in Manila (2003). He previously held various positions in the treasury departments of AsDB, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York, and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan.

A Chinese national, he started his career in 1983 with China National Chemical Construction Corporation. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Qingdao University of Science and Technology, an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University. Mr. Hua is a seasoned senior practitioner in international development and international finance. His passion and areas of expertise cover a broad range of international development and capital market arenas including multilateralism, international & local capital market development, financial innovation, Africa, FinTech for financial inclusion, SDG/ESG and Impact Investment. Mr. Hua's more than three decades of work in development has led him to travel extensively to over one hundred countries, interacting with a wide variety of stakeholders including government officials from heads of state to ministers and governors, civil society, international development policy makers and practitioners, entrepreneurs and financiers, as well as investment banks, institutional investors, private equity funds and hedge funds. He has given seminars in many universities to highlight the work of the World Bank Group and development finance, with a focus to reach out to students in many developing country universities including in Rwanda, Peru, Cote D’Ivoire, Uzbekistan, Gabon, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Sierra Leone.





  • MPA, Public Administration
    Columbia University, 2003
  • MBA, Finance
    University of Texas at Arlington, 1993
  • BA, Engineering; Chemical Engineering 
    Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 1983


Research Interests

  • Multilateralism
  • International Development 
  • International Capital Market
  • Emerging Market Investment
  • Fin Tech/Financial Inclusion
  • Africa Development
  • Impact Investment