Bank for International Settlements Names China’s Zhang Tao as Asia-Pacific Head
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has appointed Zhang Tao, a former deputy chief at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to head its Asia-Pacific office, as the bank looks to further boost cooperation among central banks in the increasingly influential region.
Zhang, 58, who is currently supervisory board chairman at state-owned insurer The People’s Insurance Co. (Group) of China Ltd. (PICC) (601319.SH), will join the BIS as chief representative for Asia and the Pacific, according to a press release by the bank on Wednesday. The appointment will make Zhang the first Chinese to join the BIS’ senior management team in its 92-year history.
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