Takehiko Nakao

24 July 2016

President Nakao attends G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting

The President participated in a session on Investment and Infrastructure at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting held on 24 July in Chengdu, People's Republic of China. He emphasized the importance of infrastructure investment, expanding ADB’s lending capacity, use of advanced technology and public–private partnership, and cofinancing with other multilateral development banks. 

13 July 2016

President Nakao meets with Philippine President Duterte

The President reiterated his support for the new administration's 10-point economic agenda during a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on 13 July at the presidential palace in Manila. President Nakao also commended President Duterte on his messages to fight corruption, cut red tape, improve government service, and respect existing contracts. Read the news release

12 July 2016

ADB wins transaction advisory services mandate in Malaysia

President Nakao and Melaka Chief Minister Idris Haron attended the signing ceremony for the transaction advisory services agreement of a $50 million Melaka Road Lighting project on 12 July in Singapore. Read the news release.

12 July 2016

President Nakao speaks at liveable cities event in Singapore

The President on 12 July in Singapore emphasized the importance of addressing complex challenges faced by cities through knowledge work, innovative financing, and technologies at the event Making Cities More Liveable. President Nakao was joined by former Indonesia Trade Minister Mari Pangestu, Melacca Chief Minister Idris Haron, Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park, and World Bank Vice-President Hart Schafer. The President, in a meeting with Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, highlighted the importance of strengthening knowledge partnership between ADB and Singapore. 

8 July 2016

President Nakao meets with Philippine economic team

The President met with Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia on 8 July at the Department of Finance office in Makati City. President Nakao reiterated ADB's commitment to further strengthen its partnership with the Philippines to promote sustainable growth, poverty reduction, and raise Filipinos' welfare. Read the news release and see the photo.

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ADB President Takehiko Nakao

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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.