Qingfeng Zhang

Chief of the Rural Development and Food Security Thematic Group, and OIC/Chief of the Environment Thematic Group
Profile / Bio: 

Education background

He holds a doctoral degree in environmental engineering from the Tsinghua University; a master’s degree in water resources management from the Sichuan University; and a bachelor’s degree in hydrology from the Sichuan University. He was also trained at the Harvard Business School through its Executive Development Program.

Main experience

Qingfeng Zhang is responsible for ADB’s operations on environment, natural resources, and agricultural development in the East Asia region.

Mr. Zhang joined ADB in 2005. He served at different positions in ADB, including environmental specialist (2005–2006); senior water resources engineer (2007–2009); principal water resources specialist (2009–2011); and lead water resources specialist (2011–2014). Prior to joining ADB, he was a director at the State Environmental Protection Administration in Beijing; a senior environment specialist at the World Bank in Washington, DC; and a research fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. During his past 20 years of professional career, he had extensive experiences in the People’s Republic of China, East Timor, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. He also contributed to regional cooperation for the ASEAN and the East and Central Asian countries on environmental and water management.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
[VIDEO] Welcome and introduction 07 September 2022 Multimedia Environment
Welcome Address 22 March 2022 Document Agriculture and Natural Resources
Day 2 Forum Recap 27 January 2022 Multimedia Environment, Finance, ICT, Water
Day 1 Forum Recap 26 January 2022 Multimedia Environment, Finance, ICT, Water
Remarks 03 August 2021 Document Agriculture and Natural Resources
Natural Capital Investments and Green Agri-Business Development 28 June 2021 Slides Agriculture and Natural Resources
Opening Remarks 20 April 2021 Multimedia Agriculture and Natural Resources
ADB Experience and Knowledge Sharing (Focus on Gender, Climate Change, and High-Level Technology) 09 March 2021 Document Agriculture and Natural Resources, Climate Change, Gender Equality
Mongolia’s Agriculture and Rural Development and ADB’s Assistance 29 October 2019 Slides Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mainstreaming Eco-Compensation into Sustainable Development Agenda: The Asian Development Bank Vision 08 December 2017 Slides Agriculture and Natural Resources, Environment, Knowledge Management
Challenges in Scaling Up Integrated Approaches: ADB Perspectives 21 January 2016 Slides ICT, Water