Board of Directors

The 12 members of the Board of Directors are elected by the Board of Governors. Eight of those 12 are elected by member countries from within the Asia Pacific region, and the four others are elected by member countries from outside the region. Each Director appoints an Alternate. The President of ADB chairs the Board of Directors. Read the Rules of Procedure of the Board of Directors of ADB.

The Board of Directors performs its duties full time at the ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines, and holds formal and executive sessions regularly. The Directors supervise ADB's financial statements, approve its administrative budget, and review and approve all policy documents and all loan, equity, and technical assistance operations.

Contact ADB's Board of Directors.

Director Alternate Director Members Represented
Anthony Baker Richard Sisson Australia; Azerbaijan; Cambodia; Georgia; Hong Kong, China; Kiribati; Federated States of Micronesia; Nauru; Palau; Solomon Islands; Tuvalu
Micheline Aucoin Christina Wedekull Canada; Denmark; Finland; Ireland; The Netherlands; Norway; Sweden
Richard Edwards  Mario Sander Austria; Germany; Luxembourg; Turkey; United Kingdom
Bhimantara Widyajala Dominic Walton-France Armenia, Cook Islands; Fiji; Indonesia; Kyrgyz Republic; New Zealand; Samoa; Tonga
Yeo Kwon Yoon M P D U K Mapa Pathirana Republic of Korea; Papua New Guinea; Sri Lanka; Taipei,China; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Viet Nam
Muhammad Sami Saeed Gaudencio Hernandez, Jr. Kazakhstan; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Mongolia; Pakistan; Philippines; Timor-Leste
Jérôme Destombes René Legrand Belgium; France; Italy; Portugal; Spain; Switzerland
Kazuhiko Koguchi Hideo Fukushima Japan
Umesh Kumar Iqbal Mahmood Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan
Robert M. Orr Michael Strauss United States
Maliami bin Hamad Khin Khin Lwin Brunei Darussalam; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Singapore; Thailand
Zhongjing Wang Guoqi Wu People's Republic of China

As of  1 July 2014