Benedict Bingham is on sabbatical from the IMF after completing a three-year term as the ADB’s Country Director for the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in October 2019. As Country Director, Mr. Bingham led a Resident Mission that managed a portfolio of over US$10 billion and maintained strategic partnerships with both central and local government clients.
Before his assignment with the ADB, Mr. Bingham was the IMF’s Senior Resident Representative Indonesia (2012-2016) and Viet Nam and the Lao PDR (2007-2011). Prior to that he worked on Africa (South Africa and Kenya), the Middle East (Egypt and Pakistan) and since 2000 on Asia (Indonesia, Lao PDR, Viet Nam, and Sri Lanka). In 2007, he was a Research Fellow at the Crawford School of the Australia National University working on the impact of globalization on the Mekong. Before joining the IMF, Mr. Bingham was a Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London and then macroeconomic adviser to the Ministry of Finance in Uganda.
Mr. Bingham holds degrees in economics from Bristol University and the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. He will join Fulbright as an Adjunct Faculty Member in Economics, starting from the 2021 Spring semester.