Takehiko Nakao

3 July 2017

ADB hosts Philippine Transport Forum in HQ

President Nakao highlighted the importance of coordinated efforts among stakeholders and reiterated ADB's support in delivering the golden age of infrastructure for the Philippines in his opening remarks on 3 July at the Philippine Transport Forum. The 2-day event aims to facilitate the delivery of the Philippine Government's Build Build Build program, a $35 billion infrastructure investment program of President Rodrigo Duterte's administration. Read the news release

29 June 2017

President Nakao meets India Finance Minister in Delhi

The President met with India's Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence and ADB Governor Arun Jaitley in Delhi on 29 June. They discussed India's partnership with ADB and proposed support of up to $10 billion over 5 years for India’s low-income states and economic corridors. President Nakao also met with Minister of Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman. The President also addressed a press conference. Read the news release

27 June 2017

President begins India visit

President Nakao began a visit to India on 27 June by meeting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow to discuss possible support to the state government. The President and the Chief Minister also oversaw the signing of a $300 million loan to upgrade a key road in the state. Read the news release

21 June 2017

President's Advisory Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Development meets

The President's Advisory Group met on 21 June to discuss ADB's forthcoming Climate Change Operational Framework 2030, including how ADB can best assist DMCs on nationally determined contributions. President Nakao highlighted ADB's recent achievements in addressing climate change in the region and supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.

20 June 2017

ADB history book launched in the Philippines

ADB's history book Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of the Asian Development Bank was launched at an event at ADB in Manila on 20 June. President Nakao and Philippine Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, along with others, discussed the future of regional development at the event. The launch was organized with the Asian Institute of Management and the Philippine Institute of Development Studies.   

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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.