ADB appoints Woochong Um as managing director general


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Woochong Um as Managing Director General and he will assume office immediately.

According to a press statement issued by Manila-based bank, Um will report to ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa and support the President to institute bank-wide coherence on key initiatives and issues.

He will play a key role in enhancing ADB’s internal and external communications across all activities that involve operations, knowledge, fundraising, and institutional reforms.

He will support the President in providing oversight to ADB’s Department of Communications, Office of Professional Conduct, and Office of the Ombudsperson.