Dr. Kevin C. Cheng was appointed Group Head and Lead Economist at the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) in September 2022. He is responsible for leading a group of economists to undertake macroeconomic and financial market surveillance on member economies in the ASEAN+3 region.
Prior to joining AMRO, he was Head of Financial Stability Surveillance at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from 2017 to 2022, responsible for leading six teams of economists and financial specialists with a view to identifying emerging risks and vulnerabilities and their transmission paths in the financial system, monitoring global financial markets, as well as leading a data-driven approach to facilitate risk monitoring and surveillance.
Before taking up the role at HKMA, Dr. Cheng served in various positions at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C. for 15 years. He made notable contributions to formulating the overall strategic directions and priorities of the IMF and key work program of the IMF Executive Board, as well as conducting Article IV Missions across Asia, Europe and Africa.
Dr. Cheng holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Chicago, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
Dr. Cheng is concurrently an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong.