Erik Berglöf is the inaugural Chief Economist at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), effective Sep. 1, 2020. As head of the Economics Department, Berglöf sets the vision and strategy for the Economics Department and leads the planning, implementation and supervision of its work plan in support of the Bank’s mandate. He is a Research Fellow and former Programme Director at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. Berglöf is a leading economist with significant achievements in economics and international development. Prior to joining AIIB, Berglöf was Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics, where he launched the LSE Global Policy Lab engaging advanced and emerging economies on research-based policy design and implementation. From 2006 to 2015, Berglöf served as Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. During his tenure, he helped create and co-led the Vienna Initiative, a European crisis response credited with mitigating the impact of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Berglöf received his Ph.D. from the Stockholm School of Economics and is a national of Sweden. From 1996 to 2006, he was Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics at the School of Economics. He has been a nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution since 2006. He served as a Professor at the London School of Economics and Stockholm School of Economics, and an Assistant Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles; in addition, he has held visiting positions at Harvard University, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has served on several prominent international advisory groups, including the 2019 High-Level Wise Persons Group on European Development Finance Architecture, an eight-person group with a mandate to assess the European development finance architecture and propose options for European policymakers. In 2017-2018, he served as Deputy Secretary of the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance, which was involved in the review of the system of international financial institutions. Berglöf has published widely on financial development, corporate governance and transition economics.