Private Sector Financing

ADB focuses on projects that help promote private investments in the region that will have significant development impact and will lead to accelerated, sustainable, and inclusive growth.

Climate Action and ADB's Private Sector Operations

Engaging the private sector to deliver climate solutions can promote economic growth and jobs and help to place Asia and the Pacific on a low-carbon sustainable growth path.

Women’s Finance Exchange (WFX)

The WFX aims to address challenges faced by women’s businesses in accessing suitable financial products, and works with partners to improve gender-responsive financing.

Private Sector Financing: Catalyzing Sustainable Development and Economic Growth

ADB recognizes the vital role of the private sector in promoting inclusive growth and reducing poverty across the Asia-Pacific region. Our Private Sector Financing is designed to support businesses unlock investments, thereby fostering innovation, generating jobs, and contributing to sustainable development.

Our Operations in 2022

$1.1 billion

Infrastructure volume from committed projects
(40% in climate financing, 81% with gender focus)

$7.1 billion

in cofinancing
($1.8 raised for every $1 of private sector assistance from ADB’s own resources)

Results Delivered as of 2022

47.5 million

MSME beneficiaries

28.8 million tCO2e/year

GHG emissions reduced​

10 million

Farmers reached

Private Sector Operations in 2022: Report on Development Effectiveness

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Partner With Us

ADB’s private sector operations are designed to empower businesses, unlock investments, and support the advancement of key development priorities in Asia and the Pacific. We collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders to address critical development challenges such as climate change, food security, and gender equality, by providing innovative solutions to our clients.

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Products and Services

ADB catalyzes private investments through direct financing, credit enhancements, and risk mitigation instruments; provides direct funding assistance through loans and equity investments; and offers guarantee instruments encouraging both foreign and local commercial lenders to support projects in ADB's developing member countries (DMCs).

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Focus Areas

ADB focuses on promoting private investments in the region that will have significant development impact and will lead to accelerated, sustainable, and inclusive growth. In assisting private sector projects and companies in its DMCs, ADB builds on existing strengths in these sectors:


Our Team

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Suzanne Gaboury

Director General

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Catherine Marsh

Deputy Director General

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Craig Roberts

Senior Advisor

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Mayank Choudhary

Director, Infrastructure Finance Division 1

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Daniel Wiedmer

Director, Infrastructure Finance Division 2

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Janette Hall

Director, Private Sector Investment Funds & Special Initiatives Division

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Mark Kunzer

Advisor, Private Sector Transaction Support Division

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Marife Apilado

Director, Portfolio Management Division

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Asif Cheema

Director, Financial Institution Division

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Bart Raemaekers

Advisor and Head, Guarantees and Syndications Unit

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Timo Teinila

Advisor and Head, Risk Analytics Unit

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Joseph Bergin

Advisor and Head, Equity Investments Unit concurrently OIC, Business Development Team

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Martin Lemoine

Unit Head, Agribusiness

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Aniruddha Patil

Unit Head, Social Sectors Team

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Steven Beck

Advisor and Head of Trade and Supply Chain Finance


Private Sector Operations Department
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel +632 8632 5280
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Country Focal Points

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