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Stephen Groff

Vice-President (Operations 2), East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
Asian Development Bank

Mr Stephen Groff is the vice-president (operations 2) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He assumed office in October 2011.

Mr Groff is responsible for the full range of ADB’s operations in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. His mandate includes establishing strategic and operational priorities in his areas of responsibility, producing investment and technical assistance operations amounting to approximately $5 billion annually, managing an existing portfolio of about $31 billion, and leading about 650 staff.

Prior to joining ADB, Mr Groff was the deputy director for development cooperation at the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Prior to this, he was the deputy vice president for operations at the Washington-based Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Mr Groff held several staff positions at the ADB before joining the MCC.

Mr Groff holds a master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a bachelor of science degree in Environmental Biology from Yale University.