Norio Saito

Norio Saito

Senior Director, Water and Urban Development Sector Office
Sectors Group (SG)

Mr. Norio Saito is Senior Director for ADB's Water and Urban Development Sector Office. He has more than 28 years of professional experience across Asia, including 14 years in ADB, primarily in urban development, water and sanitation management, climate change, environmental analysis, and implementing public-private partnerships.

In his former position as Director for the Urban Development and Water Division of ADB's South Asia Department, Norio was responsible for a significant project lending and technical assistance portfolio involving the following ADB developing member countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. His career includes the role of Deputy Country Director for ADB’s Viet Nam Resident Mission as well as senior positions with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

He has a PhD in environmental science from Ibaraki University, Japan, a master of environmental management from Duke University, USA, and a bachelor of science in geography from the University of Tokyo, Japan.