Takehiko Nakao

Biography

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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.

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Activities

President Nakao visits Davao, Philippines

President Nakao visits Davao, Philippines

On 12 August President Nakao met Mindanao Development Authority officials led by Secretary Lualhati Antonino, to discuss ADB development support for the region. Accompanied by Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, President Nakao met farmers near Panabo, Davao del Norte. While in Panabo, he visited a farm-to-market road and a potable water system funded by ADB and the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction. He visited other projects supported by ADB, including a transport terminal in Davao City and Davao International Airport.
 
President Nakao meets with Philippine Central Bank Governor

President Nakao meets with Philippine Central Bank Governor

The President on 23 July met with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor and ADB Alternate Governor Amando Tetangco, Jr. in Manila as part of a series of high-level consultation meetings with selected Cabinet officials. President Nakao affirmed ADB's commitment in supporting effective development and sustainable financing to deepen reforms and spearhead development priorities.
 
President Nakao holds high-level meetings in London

President Nakao holds high-level meetings in London

The President on 3 July in London had separate high-level meetings with Alan Duncan, UK Minister of State for International Development, Department for International Development and Alternate Governor, ADB; and Suma Chakrabarti, President, EBRD. The President discussed key development challenges facing Asia and priorities of the Medium-Term Review of Strategy 2020.
 
ADB President leads UK roundtable discussions, meets senior editors

ADB President leads UK roundtable discussions, meets senior editors

President Nakao led roundtable meetings in London on 3-4 July at the London School of Economics and the Chatham House where he spoke on the Asian economy and ADB's role. The President also held separate discussions with senior editors of the Financial Times led by Martin Wolf, Associate Editor, and with The Economist at a lunch event hosted by Dominic Ziegler, Asia Editor; and gave a live interview on CNBC's World Exchange program.
 
President meets with Italy's Central Bank Governor and Minister of Finance

President meets with Italy's Central Bank Governor and Minister of Finance

President Nakao on 1 July in Rome, Italy met with Ignazio Visco, Governor, Bank of Italy and Governor, ADB; Pier Carlo Padoan, Minister for Economy and Finance; and Carlo Monticelli, Director General, International and Financial Relations, Ministry of Finance and Alternate Governor, ADB. The President exchanged views on the outlook for the global economy, Asian growth prospects, and development challenges in the region.