Takehiko Nakao | Asian Development Bank

Takehiko Nakao

27 June 2018

President Nakao joins Global Environment Facility Assembly, meets Viet Nam Prime Minister

ADB President Takehiko Nakao joined the 6th GEF Assembly on 27 June 2018 in Da Nang, Viet Nam. At the Assembly's opening high-level panel discussion, the President emphasized ADB's strong commitment to tackling environmental challenges including climate change through closer collaboration with GEF. The President also met with Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. See news release and photo.

25 June 2018

President Nakao, UNIDO Director General discuss deepening collaboration

ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with UN Industrial Development Organization Director General Li Yong on 25 June 2018 at ADB headquarters to discuss continued collaboration as ADB moves toward finalizing its long-term Strategy 2030. Mr. Nakao and Mr. Li emphasized the importance of economic cooperation and technological innovation to support sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. See news release and photo.

21 June 2018

ADB hosts high-level Green Climate Fund delegation to forge strategic relationship

ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with Green Climate Fund Executive Director Howard Bamsey and members of his senior management team on 19 June 2018 at ADB headquarters in Manila. Concluding GCF's 2-day visit, President Nakao emphasized the importance of concessional climate finance to ADB's developing member countries. See news release and photo.

16 June 2018

President Nakao cites countries' efforts to sustain economic growth at ACMECS Leaders Summit

ADB President Takehiko Nakao reaffirmed ADB's support to the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy in a video message shown at the 8th ACMECS Summit on 16 June 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. President Nakao said efforts by member countries to create seamless cross-border connectivity, upgrade regional value chains, and strengthen private sector participation, are critical to sustain their impressive economic growth. He said that through the $41 billion pipeline of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Investment Framework 2020, ADB will help leverage significant support for ACMECS countries in addition to national country programs. See the photo.

13 June 2018

President Nakao reaffirms ADB’s expanding partnership with Georgia

ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili and Minister of Finance and ADB Governor Mamuka Bakhtadze during a visit to the country from 13–16 June 2018. President Nakao reaffirmed ADB’s strong and expanding partnership with Georgia. Finance Minister Bakhtadze expressed his appreciation for ADB’s support of Georgia’s infrastructure investments and reform efforts. President Nakao visited ADB-assisted projects and met with representatives of micro, small and medium-sized businesses supported by ADB projects. 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.