Stephen Groff

Stephen Groff is the ranking Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Previously, he served as Deputy Director for Development Cooperation at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Deputy Vice-President for Operations at the  Millennium Challenge Corporation. He also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Refugee Program and as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. At ADB, Groff is responsible for operations in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific, amounting to $5 billion in new lending every year, an existing portfolio of $31 billion and overseeing 650 staff.  Groff serves on a number of advisory boards, including the World Economic Forum’s Regional Strategy Group on ASEAN, Bretton Woods Committee, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, Marine Stewardship Council, Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, and the Global Footprint Network . Groff also writes regularly for leading publications on a variety of climate change and development-related issues, including Project Syndicate, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and The Huffington Post . He is also a proud, if somewhat wayward, Vermonter.