Chief of Gender Equality Thematic Group,
Asian Development Bank
Samantha Hung is the Chief of Gender Equality Thematic Group at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) where she provides leadership for advancing gender equality across all aspects of ADB operations and knowledge work. Samantha has over two decades of experience in gender equality at project, program and policy levels in the Asia Pacific. Before joining ADB in 2009, she held various gender specialist roles, including for the New Zealand Agency for International Development, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, UNICEF, Australian Government Office on the Status of Women and UK Institute of Development Studies attached to the University of Sussex. Samantha is a dual Australian/UK citizen. She holds a Masters degree in International Development from RMIT University in Melbourne, Honors Law and Commerce degrees from the University of Melbourne, and a post-graduate degree in Human Resources Management from CIPD, UK.