Opening of ADB Presidential Election

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Governors elects the bank’s President. In electing a President, Article 34 of the ADB Charter requires a majority of the total number of Governors, which must represent a majority of the total voting power of ADB members.

The election of ADB’s President has two stages: nomination and election. The Chair of the Board of Governors approves the schedule of the Presidential election procedure, and the Board of Directors endorses the conduct of the election in accordance with Section 3 of the By-Laws.

For the 2021 Presidential Election, ADB Governors were invited to submit nominations from 31 May to 30 June. The election, using an electronic voting system, will follow from 1 July to 30 August. The result will be announced after the votes have been recorded by the Board of Directors.

Schedule of the 2021 Election of ADB President

The Board of Directors approves the conduct of the election through electronic voting system

28 May 2021
Governors submit nominations for the Presidential candidates 31 May to 30 June 2021
Governors vote on the candidate(s) via electronic voting system 1 July to 30 August 2021
ADB announces the result of the election 31 August 2021
Start of the elected President’s new term 24 November 2021