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Lotte Schou-Zibell
Regional Director at Asian Development Bank


Lotte is focusing on expanding and further developing the private and finance sectors in the Pacific sub-region as well as improving the quality, reliability, and availability of critical infrastructure in both rural and urban areas to boost economic growth, create jobs, and provide access to public services. She is also leading ADB’s work for programming, processing, and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. ADB works closely with key bilateral development partners and multilateral institutions in the region.

Lotte, a national of Sweden, has more than 30 years of professional experience in operational and regulatory policy aspects of developed and developing countries, including 13 years working in ADB.

In her recent role as the Chief of ADB’s Finance Sector Group, she led the implementation of various innovative pilot projects using digital financial technologies, as well as the establishment and maintenance of a number of partnerships, including in knowledge, co-financing, and interagency cooperation.

She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation and also a member of the Women’s World Banking’s South East Asia Advisory Council.

Lotte previously worked as Director for International Economic Policy at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, financial supervision and regulation expert at the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and the Swedish Central Bank, and as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund.

Lotte holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Lund University, Sweden. She also spent a year as a research student in economics at the London School of Economics, London, UK.

Agenda Sessions

  • Strategy Roundtable: Financial Wellness – How The Digital Shift In Asia Has Created Opportunities To Better Serve The Underserved