Takehiko Nakao

    27 February 2015

    President Nakao meets French Foreign Minister in Manila

    The President and Foreign Affairs and International Development Minister Laurent Fabius in a meeting on 27 February confirmed continued cooperation between ADB and France, particularly on preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference - COP21, to be hosted by France in December. They also discussed financing needs for infrastructure development in the Asia and Pacific region.

    24 February 2015

    President Nakao addresses Asian Finance and Economic Forum

    The President delivered a keynote speech on Asia's economic outlook at the Asian Finance and Economic Forum in Fukuoka, Japan on 24 February, in which he outlined eight key conditions for economic development. In a panel discussion with Thanong Bidaya, former Thai Finance Minister, and Tae-shin Kwon, President of the Korea Economic Research Institute, President Nakao discussed challenges facing the Asian region, the role of capital markets, and the importance of regional integration through foreign direct investment.

    18 February 2015

    President Nakao visits projects in Cebu, Philippines

    The President on 18 February witnessed the ceremonial signing of a P23.3 billion loan for the expansion and rehabilitation ‎of the Mactan Cebu International Airport. The President also visited a conditional cash transfer community and a ship launching.

    11 February 2015

    President Nakao meets with Nepal Central Bank Governor

    The President met with Nepal Rastra Bank Governor Yuba Raj Khatiwada on 11 February at ADB HQ to discuss Nepal's inclusive economic growth and development prospects. President Nakao expressed his appreciation of Nepal Rastra Bank's proactive role in promoting inclusive growth through enabling credit policies and broadening access to finance in rural areas.

    6 February 2015

    President Nakao meets former ADB President Kuroda

    President Nakao met former ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda when he visited ADB in Manila on 6 February. Mr. Kuroda also met Management Committee members, took a tour of the new extension to ADB's premises, and had informal discussions with Board members and senior staff.

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Takehiko Nakao is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Chairperson of ADB's Board of Directors. He was elected President by ADB's Board of Governors and assumed office in April 2013.

Before joining ADB, Mr. Nakao was the Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance of Japan.

In a career spanning more than three decades, Mr. Nakao has gained extensive experience in international finance and development. He has held senior positions in the Ministry of Finance in Japan, which he joined in 1978, including Director-General of the International Bureau, where he fostered close ties with leading figures in the Asia-Pacific region, and G20 nations.

He was assigned as Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C., between 2005 and 2007, and from 1994 to 1997 served as economist and advisor at the International Monetary Fund.

He has published books and numerous papers on financial and economic issues, and in 2010 and 2011 was a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo.

Born in 1956, Mr. Nakao holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.