Takehiko Nakao

23 June 2016

President participates in ADB Food Security Forum, signs agreement with IRRI

President Nakao took part in the Food Security Forum at ADB headquarters in Manila on 23 June. He also signed an agreement with International Rice Research Institute Director General Matthew Morell to form a knowledge partnership to promote food security in Asia and the Pacific.

22 June 2016

President meets ADB's External Forum on Gender and Development

President Nakao met ADB's External Forum on Gender and Development on 22 June at headquarters in Manila. The group welcomed ADB's progress in gender equality in projects, and suggested ways in which ADB can support Developing Member Countries to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality. See photo.

16 June 2016

President pledges continued support for Viet Nam

President Nakao met with Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on 16 June in Ha Noi to discuss ADB’s partnership with the country and priorities for future cooperation. The President also met with Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue and other senior officials.

14 June 2016

President Nakao Meets Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

President Nakao met with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 14 June in the capital Nay Pyi Taw. He discussed Myanmar’s development prospects, macroeconomic and structural priorities, and ADB’s support to the new administration. See news release and photo.

14 June 2016

President Nakao Meets Myanmar President Htin Kyaw

President Nakao met with Myanmar President Htin Kyaw on 14 June in the capital Nay Pyi Taw. While in Myanmar he announced that ADB will expand its financial support to the government from about $150 million to $350 million annually from 2017. ADB is also expanding its non-sovereign operations in the country. See news release and 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.