European Representative Office (ERO)

The ERO in Frankfurt, Germany develops and strengthens relations between ADB and its 17 European member countries.

In the Spotlight


video | 23 January 2023

Making an Impact: Working at ADB | Çiğdem Akın

Meet Çigdem Akın from Türkiye. Learn how her work as Principal Public Management Economist, leading projects in ADB’s developing member countries, helps build resilient, inclusive, and sustainable economies while recovering from the pandemic.


video | 15 June 2022

Making an Impact: Working at ADB | Emma Marsden

Learn how Emma Marsden, a Senior Environment Specialist from the United Kingdom, is making an impact in the energy sector of Asia and the Pacific.  


video | 16 August 2021

The ADB-Finland Partnership: Towards Quality and Inclusive Education in Asia and the Pacific

Through its membership with a multilateral organization such as ADB, Finland has been able to reach out to almost half of the world and drive ADB’s work on education.


video | 22 September 2022

Making an Impact: Working at ADB | Giovanni Verlini

Learn how Giovanni Verlini, a Principal Communications Specialist from Italy, is making an impact in Asia and the Pacific region through his work in multimedia and communications.   

ERO's Role

ERO acts as a liaison between ADB’s Headquarters in Manila and policymakers and major stakeholders in 17 European members. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, ERO works to:

  • Raise public awareness about ADB and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Mobilize resources and support from the public and private sectors for ADB operations.
  • Share development knowledge and experience and strengthen collaboration with institutions.

Project Results and Case Studies


result | 26 October 2022

Azerbaijan Railway System: Well on Track with Austrian Expertise

Surrounded by the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus mountains, a reliable and efficient transport system is key to Azerbaijan’s economy. As the largest economy in the South Caucasus, the country has been mostly dependent on oil and natural gas exports that are vulnerable to price shocks.


result | 01 April 2022

Securing a Sustainable Water Resource for Dhaka

Bangladesh embraces the world’s largest river delta but is in dire need of drinkable water.


result | 22 February 2022

Saving Mongolian Forests with Finnish Expertise

Famously known for its deserts and steppes, Mongolia is actually a forest nation too. Boreal forests cover 14.2 million hectares or 9% of this vast country. Compared with tropical forests, boreal forests store twice as much carbon per hectare, much of it below ground. 


result | 10 November 2021

Change of Pace in the Heart of Asia

Uzbekistan, with its over 33 million inhabitants, plays a key role in the economic development of Central Asia. Over the past few decades, the double-landlocked country has undergone a remarkable transition from a former Soviet state to a market-based econ

ADB Projects and Cofinancing

Projects Cofinanced with European members


Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.

Why partner with ADB

Partnering with ADB allows donors to participate in the economic and social development of the world’s fastest growing region. With a presence in 49 developing member countries (DMCs) in Asia and the Pacific, ADB’s breadth in operations adds value to programs cofinanced with partners. Founded in 1966, ADB has a deep understanding of the region and its needs, as well as close and tested relationships with its DMCs.



Michiko SUGA

Michiko SUGA (Ms)
Deputy Representative

Ilaria CAETANI (Ms)
Principal Partnerships Specialist

Melanie ULLRICH (Ms)
Senior External Relations Specialist

Holidays 2023

The European Representative Office is closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 2 (Monday), in lieu of January 1
Good Friday April 7 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 10 (Monday)
Labor Day May 1 (Monday)
White Monday May 29 (Monday)
Corpus Christi June 8 (Thursday)
German Unity Day October 3 (Tuesday)
All Saints’ Day November 1 (Wednesday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Monday)
Second Christmas Day December 26 (Tuesday)

Last updated: 3 January 2023

Contact Us

Westendstrasse 28
60325 Frankfurt am Main

 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

  Tel +49 69 21 93 64 00