Takehiko Nakao

15 February 2017

President meets GCF Executive Director

President Nakao met Howard Bamsey, the new Green Climate Fund Executive Director, on 15 February at ADB headquarters in Manila. The GCF has approved cofinancing for two ADB projects in the Pacific region.

14 February 2017

President Nakao reaffirms ADB support to the Philippines

The President reaffirmed ADB's support to the Philippines in pursuing its 10 point socioeconomic agenda, including infrastructure, fiscal reform, rural development, health and education system, job creation, and enhanced competitiveness. The reaffirmation came at a meeting with Finance Secretary and ADB Governor Carlos G. Dominguez III on 14 February in Makati City. 

13 February 2017

President Nakao calls for successful project design and implementation

The President highlighted ADB's efforts to improve project design and accelerate project implementation in opening remarks at a capacity building program for executing and implementing agencies on 13 February in ADB headquarters. About 90 representatives responsible for ADB financed projects from 37 countries attended the event. Read the speech and see the photo.

1 February 2017

ADB affirms support for Indonesia's development targets

President Nakao met with President of Indonesia Joko Widodo on 1 February in Jakarta, and reiterated ADB's support for the government's effort to foster inclusive growth. ‎President Nakao also met Finance Minister and ADB Governor Sri Mulyani Indrawati, and National Development Planning Minister and ADB Alternate Governor Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro. Read the news release and see the photo.

26 January 2017

President Nakao presents Insight Thursday

The President opened ADB's 2017 Insight Thursday knowledge sharing series on 26 January at ADB headquarters in Manila. He discussed ADB's five decades of history and the future of the organization. He also talked about eight key conditions for economic development in Asia and the Pacific. See the photo.and view the video.

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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.