Takehiko Nakao

26 November 2015

President addresses 51st SEACEN Governors' Conference

President Nakao, in an address at the Southeast Asian Central Banks high-level conference on 26 November in Manila, underscored the need for continued reform to strengthen the economic, financial, and environmental resilience of developing Asia. Other speakers at the opening ceremony included Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor and ADB Alternate Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. and Bank of Papua New Guinea Governor Loi Martin Bakani. 

17 November 2015

President Nakao speaks at APEC CEO Summit

The President spoke about the evolving architecture of trade agreements and trade facilitation at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit, on 17 November in Manila. He highlighted the importance of open trade and investment regimes for economic development. Other panelists included New Zealand Prime Minister John Key; Hong Kong, China Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying; and FedEx Express Chief Operating Officer David Cunningham. President Nakao also held bilateral meetings with senior representatives of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Asia Society, Export Development Canada, and General Electric to discuss areas of mutual interest.

10 November 2015

President Nakao concludes visit to Germany

President Nakao met with Gerd Müller, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development on 10 November in Berlin. He also met Ludger Schuknecht, Director General for the Federal Ministry of Finance; Deutsche Bank senior managers; and German parliamentarians. President Nakao discussed the partnership between ADB and Germany, ADB's increased lending capacity, support for climate change initiatives, and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Read the news release and see the photo.

9 November 2015

President Nakao visits Annual Meeting venue, delivers lecture at Frankfurt University

President Nakao met with Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, German Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Chair of ADB's Board of Governors on 9 November. Together they visited Messe Frankfurt, venue of the 2016 ADB Annual Meeting. Later President Nakao delivered a lecture at the House of Finance, Goethe University, Frankfurt, on Asia's economic outlook and the role of ADB.

6 November 2015

President Nakao meets senior Danish government officials

The President met with Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary for Global Politics and Security and ADB Governor Charlotte Slente on 6 November in Copenhagen. He also met Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen. President Nakao discussed ADB's reforms, support for the Sustainable Development Goals, cooperation with AIIB, and private sector operations. He also met with Denmark's major private corporations and pension funds. See the photo.

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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.