Survey Shows ADB Continues Positive Impact on Region's PoorADB continues to have a positive impact on the lives of the poor in the Asia and Pacific region, says a new independent perceptions survey commissioned by the organization.
ADB President Affirms Support for Green, Inclusive Growth in People's Republic of ChinaADB President Takehiko Nakao agreed with senior government officials of the People's Republic of China on the need to further deepen ADB's partnership with the PRC to support green and inclusive growth during a three-day visit to the country.
ADB President Visits MongoliaADB President Takehiko Nakao today expressed ADB's full support for the Government of Mongolia's vision of modernizing its capital city and applauded its intention to invest in infrastructure that directly improves the lives of citizens.
President Nakao Meets PNG Prime Minister, Officials and Business LeadersADB President Takehiko Nakao today wrapped up a two-day trip to Papua New Guinea where he met with top government officials and business leaders and visited two key ADB projects.
Asia Prosperity Requires More Innovation, Inclusion, Integration - ADB PresidentGrowth in Asia and the Pacific has been more robust than expected after the global crisis, and must be sustained for the region to reduce poverty and increase prosperity, ADB President Takehiko Nakao said.
Transforming Beyond 'Factory Asia' Key to Keeping Economies StrongDeveloping Asia must invest in skills, technologies, and the private sector to move beyond low-cost manufacturing and ensure economic growth remains strong, delegates at the Governors' Seminar at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of ADB heard today.
New ADB President Takehiko Nakao Assumes OfficeTakehiko Nakao assumes office as the ninth President of ADB today.
Takehiko Nakao Elected New ADB PresidentTakehiko Nakao has been unanimously elected President of ADB by its Board of Governors.
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.