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Takehiko Nakao

17 April 2019

President Nakao meets Republic of Korea Trade Minister

The Trade Minister of the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy Yoo Myung-hee paid a courtesy visit to President Nakao on 17 April 2019 at ADB headquarters in Manila. They discussed cooperation in knowledge, financing, and renewable energy. Download photo

11 April 2019

President Nakao holds meetings in Washington DC

President Nakao met Pakistan Finance Minister and ADB Governor, Asad Umar, on 11 April 2019 and Afghanistan Acting Finance Minister and ADB Governor, Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, on 12 April 2019 to discuss country programs and partnerships. During his mission to Washington DC for the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings he also met a number of development partners, including UN Special Envoy for Special Education Gordon Brown. ADB and UNDP agreed to work more closely on regional Sustainable Development Goals. Read news release. Download photo.

11 April 2019

President Nakao represents regional development banks in G20 meeting

President Nakao represented regional development banks in the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors 11-12 April 2019. The gathering took place during the Spring Meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. Download photo

10 April 2019

President Nakao meets MDB heads at World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting

President Nakao met with heads of multilateral development banks during the Spring Meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC on 10 April 2019. They discussed strategic issues, financing from institutional investors, skills development, job creation, and climate change. Earlier, Mr. Nakao chaired a meeting of the heads of four regional development banks (the African Development Bank, ADB, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, and the Inter-American Development Bank). The next MDB and RDB Heads meetings will be held in October, following the traditional practice among the heads to convene three times each year in January, April, and October. Download photo

5 April 2019

President Nakao pledges strong support for ASEAN infrastructure

President Nakao took part in the 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers' Meeting in Chiang Rai, Thailand on 5 April 2019. He discussed growth in ASEAN and reaffirmed ADB's support for infrastructure development. He met a number of ADB Governors at the meeting. Read news release. Download photo.

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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.