Mr. Rajat M. Nag is the Managing Director General of the ADB. He has been with the institution for more than two decades and assumed his current position in December 2006.
With broad experience across Asia, Mr. Nag plays a critical role in providing strategic and operational direction to ADB, so that it achieves its mission of helping its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. He also oversees the risk management operations of ADB.
Mr. Nag’s work has given him wide-ranging insight into several issues and challenges relevant to Asia, including infrastructure financing, public-private partnerships and regional economic integration. His particular interest is in working to enhance regional cooperation and integration in Asia and bridge the gap between the region’s thriving economies and the millions of poor people being left behind.
He has held several top positions in ADB. Prior to his current post, he was head of ADB’s Southeast Asia Department and Special Adviser to the President on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration.
Mr. Nag began his professional career at the Bank of Canada and held senior positions in a leading international consulting firm before joining ADB. He holds engineering degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). He also obtained Masters degrees in Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan and in Economics from The London School of Economics.