Pepe Zhang is an associate director and fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. Zhang leads the center’s policy work on regional economic issues including macro-fiscal policies, international trade and investment, supply chains, productivity, health, digital and strategic post-COVID growth opportunities. In addition, Zhang manages the center’s China-Latin America portfolio, which provides timely insight on these growing relations through multi-perspective analyses and events. Zhang’s multilingual commentary on these issues has appeared in US and international outlets including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNN, the New York Times, Project Syndicate, World Economic Forum, Valor Econômico, and O Globo.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Zhang worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, focusing on international trade and investment promotion, entrepreneurship, and technology in Latin America and the Caribbean. Zhang holds a master’s degree in international economics from the John Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College in Latin American politics and Spanish. Zhang is fluent in Spanish, English, and Chinese, and has extensive professional and academic experience across Latin America, China, and the United States.