Takehiko Nakao

19 April 2017

President Nakao speaks at CSIS, Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

The President was a keynote speaker on 19 April at the Global Development Forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. He highlighted ADB’s achievements over the last 50 years. He also spoke at the Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting held at the IMF where he outlined how ADB will remain a regional development leader in a changing global environment. On 20 April, the President chaired a roundtable on ADB's Strategy 2030 framework with US and Canadian experts. The President was also a special guest at an event hosted by the Business Council for International Understanding. See the photo.

17 April 2017

International Rice Research Institute Education launched

President Nakao joined IRRI Board Chair Jim Godfrey and Director General Matthew Morell for the IRRI Education launch on 17 April at ADB headquarters in Manila. The President spoke about the importance of technical and vocational training in modernizing agriculture, and congratulated IRRI for the launch of the IRRI Education. See the photo.

7 April 2017

President Nakao attends ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Joint Meeting

The President attended the ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Joint Meeting in Cebu, Philippines on 7 April. He discussed the economic outlook in Asia and the region's infrastructure investment needs. The President also met with Thailand's Finance Minister and ADB Governor Apisak Tantivorawong. See the photo.

5 April 2017

Indonesia Finance Minister visits ADB

Indonesia Finance Minister and ADB Governor Sri Mulyani Indrawati met with President Nakao and discussed Indonesia's challenges and prospects on 5 April at ADB's headquarters in Manila. She spoke at ADB's Eminent Speakers' Forum on gender, inclusivity, and knowledge management. See the photo.

29 March 2017

ADB, IEA sign MOU on low-carbon energy transition

President Nakao and International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 29 March on ADB and IEA collaboration in supporting low-carbon energy. The MOU seeks to combine ADB's regional knowledge with the IEA's technical capacity and energy policy experience. 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.