Takehiko Nakao | Asian Development Bank

Takehiko Nakao

19 April 2018

President Nakao and other MDB heads release and discuss new Future of Work study

The President noted that Asia and its workers have much to gain from new technologies at a seminar hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC, on 19 April 2018. At the seminar, four regional multilateral development institutions released the joint study, The Future of Work: Regional Perspectives. See the photo.

19 April 2018

President attends IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, DC

On the sidelines of the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, DC, held from 18 to 20 April 2018, President Nakao met with Pakistan Finance Minister and ADB Governor Miftah Ismail and discussed Pakistan’s macroeconomic situation and ADB's support in the future. President Nakao led ADB’s delegation to the meetings. See the photo.

9 April 2018

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

The President attended the ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors' Joint Meetings on 6 April 2018 in Singapore. He discussed the ASEAN economic outlook and ways to promote infrastructure investment and financial inclusion in ASEAN. See news release and photo.

31 March 2018

President Nakao reaffirms ADB’s support of GMS Program

The President addressed the 6th Greater Mekong Subregion Summit of Leaders on 31 March 2018 in Ha Noi, reaffirming ADB’s continued support to the GMS Program. He commended all GMS countries on the achievement of economic cooperation over the last 25 years and reaffirmed ADB’s continued support to the program. See news release and photo.

30 March 2018

President Nakao meets with Viet Nam Prime Minister

The President met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on 30 March 2018 in Ha Noi to discuss Viet Nam’s recent economic development and continued ADB support. President Nakao commended the government for achieving high economic growth in 2017, and reaffirmed ADB’s commitment to helping Viet Nam achieve more inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth. See news release and 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.