ACEF Speaker

Aiming Zhou

Deputy Country Director/Country Operations Head, PRCM,
Asian Development Bank

Aiming Zhou currently is the Deputy Country Director concurrently Country Operations Head in the PRC Resident mission since April 2023. He was the Senior Advisor to the Vice President (Operations 1) at Asian Development Bank (ADB) from January 2020 to April 2023.He supported VP for operations in the South Asia Department and the Central and West Asia Department and committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable regions. He was a Principal Energy Specialist and a Senior Energy Specialist in Energy Division of South Asia Regional Department (SAEN) of ADB from 2016 to 2019. Before joining SAEN, he was a Senior Energy Specialist (2013-2015) and an Energy Specialist (2009-2012) in Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, where he oversaw ADB's clean energy activities, coordinated ADB's efforts in clean energy development, climate change mitigation and provided technical support to ADB's energy related operations in low carbon development. From 2011-2015, Aiming Zhou served as the chairperson of Asia Clean Energy Forum. Prior to joining ADB in 2009, he worked with Alliance to Save Energy (2008-2009), University of Delaware (1999-2008) in the United States and Energy Research Institute of National Development and Reform Commission in People’s Republic of China (1997-1999). He received a Doctoral degree in Energy and Environmental Policies from University of Delaware. He also holds Master degree in System Engineering (Economics) from Tsinghua University, and Bachelor degree in Energy Engineering from University of Science & Technology Beijing.


  • Deep Dive Workshop: Low Carbon Odyssey - People’s Republic of China’s Story