Woochong Um

Managing Director General
, ADB
Profile / Bio: 

Woochong Um is ADB’s Managing Director General. He assumed the position on 22 February 2021. Mr. Um is responsible for ensuring bank-wide coherence of key initiatives and issues. He provides oversight to the Department of Communications, the Office of Professional Conduct, and the Office of the Ombudsperson. 

Mr. Um joined ADB in 1993. He served most recently as Director General and concurrently Chief Compliance Officer of ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, leading knowledge management and innovation work in all thematic and sector operational areas. He served as ADB Secretary from 2014 to 2018.

Prior to joining ADB, he worked for Pfizer Inc. in New York and Pitney Bowes Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut, United States.  Mr. Um holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Boston College.

Materials

Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Keynote Address: Launch of Publications on Food Security Investment Requirements, Climate-Smart Practices, and Horticulture Value Chain Development 29 October 2019 Slides Agriculture and Natural Resources
Closing Remarks 30 October 2019 Slides Agriculture and Natural Resources
Stories of Impact 19 June 2019 Slides Energy, Climate Change
Video: DigitalxADB 2021 11 October 2021 Multimedia ICT, Private Sector
Keynote Address: Launch of Publications on Food Security Investment Requirements, Climate-Smart Practices, and Horticulture Value Chain Development 29 October 2019 Document Agriculture and Natural Resources, Climate Change
Closing Session 09 March 2021 Document Agriculture and Natural Resources, Finance
Closing Remarks - 3rd Asian Sanitation Dialogue 29 May 2014 Document Governance and Public Sector Management, Private Sector, Water