Biography: Juan Miranda

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Mr. Juan Miranda is the Managing Director General of the Asian Development Bank. He assumed office in July 2014.

Mr. Miranda works directly with ADB’s President and the rest of the management team to, among other things, implement the reforms agreed from the recent midterm review of ADB’s strategic framework.

Prior to this, Mr. Miranda was the Director General for ADB’s South Asia Department from 2012 to 2014, and the Director General for ADB’s Central and West Asia Department from 2006 to 2012.

Mr. Miranda initially joined ADB as a project economist in 1987 to 1990. He rejoined ADB in February 2004 as a senior advisor responsible for an ADB-wide initiative to drive innovation and efficiency.

Mr. Miranda has a long standing experience in project and corporate finance, with an emphasis on infrastructure, selected public services, and utilities. He has worked on fund raising for build-operate and transfer contracts, concessions, and joint ventures between public and private sponsors. He also advised on mergers and acquisitions and privatization mandates.

Before rejoining ADB, Mr. Miranda held senior posts in leading commercial and investment banks, as well as in European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He founded and ran his own investment banking boutique in London. He was also a founding partner of an investment bank in Spain.

Mr. Miranda is a Spanish national and a graduate of Reading University in the UK where he studied Agricultural Economics.

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