Board of Governors

Article 28 of the ADB Charter vests all the powers of the institution in the Board of Governors, which in turn delegates these powers to the Board of Directors, except for those powers reserved for the Board of Governors in the Charter. The Board of Governors meets formally once a year in ADB's Annual Meeting.

Samir Sharifov
(Chair)

Liane Thykeo
(Vice Chair)

Michael Noonan T.D.
(Vice Chair)

Member Governor Alternate Governor
Afghanistan Omar Zakhilwal Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor
Armenia Karen Chshmaritian Pavel Safaryan
Australia Joe Hockey MP Steven Ciobo MP
Austria Johann Georg Schelling Günther Schönleitner
Azerbaijan Samir Sharifov Shahin Mustafayev
Bangladesh Abul Maal A. Muhith Mohammad Mejbahuddin
Belgium Johan Van Overtveldt Franciscus Godts
Bhutan Lyonpo Namgay Dorji Nim Dorji
Brunei Darussalam Pehin Dato Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Nazmi Mohamad
Cambodia Aun Pornmoniroth Vongsey Vissoth
Canada John Baird Rob Stewart
China, People's Republic of Lou Jiwei Shi Yaobin
Cook Islands Mark Brown Richard Neves
Denmark Michael Starbæk Christensen Christian Dons Christensen.
Fiji Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum Barry Whiteside
Finland Anne Sipiläinen Riikka Laatu
France Michel Sapin Bruno Bézard
Georgia Nodar Khaduri George Kvirikashvili
Germany Hans Joachim Fuchtel Wilfried Steinheuer
Hong Kong, China John Tsang Chun-wah Norman Chan
India Arun Jaitley Rajiv Mehrishi
Indonesia Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro Andrinof Chaniago
Ireland Michael Noonan T.D. Paul Ryan
Italy Ignazio Visco Carlo Monticelli
Japan Taro Aso Haruhiko Kuroda
Kazakhstan Erbolat Dossaev Ruslan Erbolatovich Dalenov
Kiribati Tom Murdoch Elliot Ali
Korea, Republic of Kyung Hwan Choi Ju Yeol Lee
Kyrgyz Republic Olga Lavrova Temir Sariev
Lao PDR Liane Thykeo Sonexay Sitphaxay
Luxembourg Pierre Gramegna Arsène Jacoby
Malaysia Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar bin Abdullah
Maldives Abdulla Jihad Aminath Ali Manik
Marshall Islands Jack J. Ading Amon Tibon
Micronesia, Federated States of Kensley Ikosia Lorin Robert
Mongolia Chultem Ulaan Naidansuren Zoljargal
Myanmar Win Shein Daw Lei Lei Thein
Nauru, Republic of David Adeang MP Martin Hunt
Nepal Ram Sharan Mahat Suman Prasad Sharma
The Netherlands Lilianne Ploumen A.C.C. (Christiaan) Rebergen
New Zealand Bill English Gabriel Makhlouf
Norway Hans Brattskar Henrik Harboe
Pakistan Mohammad Ishaq Dar Muhammad Saleem Sethi
Palau Elbuchel Sadang Rhinehart Silas
Papua New Guinea Patrick Pruaitch Dairi Vele
Philippines Cesar V. Purisima Amando M. Tetangco, Jr.
Portugal Manuel Rodrigues Alvaro Matias
Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielagaoi Tupaimatuna lulai Lavea
Singapore Tharman Shanmugaratnam Peter Ong Boon Kwee
Solomon Islands Rick N. Houenipwela Fred Fakarii
Spain Luis de Guindos Jurado Iñigo Fernández de Mesa
Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa P.B. Jayasundera
Sweden Ulrika Modéer Per Orneus
Switzerland Beatrice Maser Mallor Willi Graf
Taipei,China Sheng-Ford Chang Tzung-Ta Yen
Tajikistan Davlatali S. Saidov Sharif Rahimzoda
Thailand Sommai Phasee Rungson Sriworasat
Timor-Leste Emilia Pires Santina J.R.F. Viegas-Cardoso
Tonga 'Aisake Valu Eke Tatafu Moeaki
Turkey Cavit Dagdas Burhanettin Aktas
Turkmenistan Myradov Gochmyrat Ashyrmuhammedovich Muhammetgeldi Atayev
Tuvalu Maatia Toafa Limasene Teatu
United Kingdom Justine Greening Desmond Swayne
United States Jacob J. Lew Catherine Novelli
Uzbekistan Rustam Azimov Botir Khodjaev
Vanuatu Maki Stanley Simelum George Singara Maniuri
Viet Nam Nguyen Van Bin Le Minh Hung

as of 18 Dec 2014