Takehiko Nakao

17 January 2017

President co-chairs meeting at World Economic Forum

President Nakao co-chaired a session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on 17 January entitled Scaling Public-Private Financing of Sustainable Infrastructure. The session was for the heads of multilateral development banks and chief executive officers of key global corporations. The meeting discussed best practices to catalyze private capital flows through risk mitigation and enhancing public-private collaboration to finance infrastructure in developing countries. 

16 January 2017

President hosts heads of MDBs retreat in Davos

President Nakao chaired a retreat of heads of multilateral development banks on 16 January in Davos, Switzerland. They discussed the global economic outlook, infrastructure financing, public-private partnerships, and private sector operations.

4 January 2017

President Nakao meets PRC Finance Minister

The President met with PRC's Finance Minister Xiao Jie and Vice Finance Minister and ADB Alternate Governor Shi Yaobin on 4 January in Beijing. They discussed continued close cooperation between the PRC and ADB in 2017. They signed an MOU on the PRC's second replenishment of $50 million to the PRC Fund for Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation, established in 2005. Read the news release.

14 December 2016

President Nakao acknowledges the contribution of staff at [email protected] event

ADB's 50th Anniversary event for staff took place on 14 December at ADB's headquarters in Manila. President Nakao looked back over 50 years of history and noted the achievements and invaluable contribution made by staff to ADB's success. See President's remarks

13 December 2016

AIIB President Jin visits ADB

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Liqun Jin visited ADB headquarters in Manila on 13 December and met with President Nakao. The two presidents witnessed the signing of a cofinancing agreement for the Bangladesh Natural Gas Infrastructure and Efficiency Improvement Project, the second project to be cofinanced by ADB and AIIB. 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.