Takehiko Nakao

    26 March 2015

    President Nakao addresses ADB-IDB high-level seminar

    The President discussed sharing knowledge with Latin America on common challenges and opportunities in the Asia and Pacific region at a joint ADB and Inter-American Development Bank seminar on 26 March in Busan, Republic of Korea. President Nakao also met with Luis Alberto Moreno, president, IDB; Hyunghwan Joo, Vice Minister, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea; and Yi Gang, Deputy Director, People's Bank of China.

    23 March 2015

    Enhancing ADB's Financial Capacity for Reducing Poverty

    A proposal to combine the Asian Development Fund with ADB's Ordinary Capital Resources will enhance its financial capacity by up to 50% for reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Read the FAQ.

    22 March 2015

    President Nakao meets People's Republic of China (PRC) Premier

    The President during his visit to Beijing on 22-23 March met with PRC Premier Li Keqiang to discuss deepening of ADB-PRC partnership. President Nakao also met PRC Finance Minister and ADB Governor Lou Jiwei, and delivered a speech on Public Finance Reform under the New Normal at the China Development Forum. Read the news release.

  • 21 March 2015

    President Nakao attends ASEAN Finance Ministers' and Central Bank Governors' meetings in Malaysia

    The President gave remarks at the 19th ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting and 11th ASEAN Central Bank Governors’ Meeting on 21 March in Kuala Lumpur. He discussed the regional economic outlook, the importance of infrastructure connectivity, and progress of regional financial integration and challenges.

    20 March 2015

    President Nakao meets Malaysia Prime Minister

    The President on 20 March met in Kuala Lumpur with Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Malaysia Prime Minister and also Finance Minister I and ADB Governor, to discuss the country's key development issues, ADB-Malaysia partnership, and various regional initiatives. He also held discussions with Minister of Finance II Dato' Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah. Read the news release.

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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.