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Takehiko Nakao

22 May 2018

President Nakao speaks at Japan Institute of International Affairs

The President delivered a speech on the prospects of Asian economies and the roles and functions of ADB on 22 May 2018 at the Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo. The forum was attended by about 80 participants from the diplomatic community, public and private sectors, and academia. See the photo.

16 May 2018

President Nakao meets with Philippine Finance Secretary

ADB President Takehiko Nakao visited Philippine Finance Secretary and Governor Carlos G. Dominguez on 16 May 2018 at the Department of Finance in Manila to express deep appreciation for hosting the 2018 ADB Annual Meeting. In particular, the President thanked the Secretary for his strong commitment and personal engagement since July 2017 in helping shape the Annual Meeting agenda and making it substantive and focused. Secretary Dominguez valued the ADB partnership, its presence in Manila, and the long-standing support to the Philippines. The President and Secretary Dominguez also discussed various initiatives of the Philippine Government, including tax reforms. See the photo.

16 May 2018

President Nakao, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister meet in Manila

ADB President Takehiko Nakao on 16 May 2018 confirmed ADB’s commitment to support Papua New Guinea’s development goals in a meeting with PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill. The Prime Minister conveyed his appreciation for ADB’s transformational program to advance sustainable and inclusive development, including ADB’s Sustainable Highlands Highway Investment program, Civil Aviation Development Investment Program, and a forthcoming Health Services Sector Development Program. See the photo.

6 May 2018

51st Annual Meeting concludes in Manila

At the conclusion of the 51st Annual Meeting in Manila on 6 May 2018, ADB President Takehiko Nakao delivered closing remarks in which he summarized the meeting’s outcomes and expressed his appreciation to the Philippines for hosting this year’s meeting. See the photo.

5 May 2018

President Nakao pledges to pursue a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific

In his opening address at the 51st Annual Meeting on 5 May 2018, ADB President Takehiko Nakao  said that Strategy 2030, which is expected to be released by mid-2018, will renew ADB’s strong commitment to eradicate extreme poverty in Asia and the Pacific and expand the bank’s vision to achieve a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable region. Read 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.