How We're Organized | Asian Development Bank

Who We Are

ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.

How We're Organized

Members

ADB has 68 shareholding members including 49 from the Asia and Pacific region. View a complete list of our members.

Board of Governors

ADB's highest policy-making body is the Board of Governors, which comprises one representative from each member nation – 48 from the Asia-Pacific and 19 from outside the region.

Board of Directors

The Governors elect 12 members to form the Board of Directors, which performs its duties full time at the ADB headquarters. The Directors supervise ADB's financial statements, approve its administrative budget, and review and approve all policy documents and all loan, equity, and technical assistance operations.

Management

The President heads a management team comprising six Vice-Presidents. The team supervises the work of ADB's operational, administrative, and knowledge departments.

Masatsugu Asakawa

Masatsugu Asakawa

Masatsugu Asakawa 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 on 17 January 2020.

Bambang Susantono

Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development

Bambang Susantono

Diwakar Gupta

Private Sector and Public-Private Partnerships

Diwakar Gupta

Deborah Stokes

Administration and Corporate Management

Deborah Stokes

Ingrid van Wees

Finance and Risk Management

Ingrid van Wees

Shixin Chen

Operations 1

Shixin Chen

Ahmed M. Saeed

Operations 2

Ahmed M. Saeed

Departments and Country Offices

Office of the President (OPR)

Masatsugu ASAKAWA (Mr)
President
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Vacant
Managing Director General


Office of the Vice-Presidents

Shixin CHEN (Mr)
Vice-President (Operations 1)
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Ahmed M. SAEED (Mr)
Vice-President (Operations 2)
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Bambang SUSANTONO (Mr)
Vice-President (Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development)
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Diwakar GUPTA (Mr)
Vice-President (Private Sector Operations and Public-Private Partnerships)
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Deborah STOKES (Ms)
Vice-President (Administration and Corporate Management)
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Ingrid VAN WEES (Ms)
Vice-President (Finance and Risk Management)
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Administrative Services, Office of (OAS)

Provides administrative support to help management and staff enhance workplace effectiveness. More on Institutional Procurement | Information request

Lakshmi MENON (Ms)
Principal Director
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Ameen JOUDAH (Mr)
Director, Facilities Administration Division
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Qifeng ZHANG (Mr)
Director, Institutional Services Division
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Andrew CLINTON (Mr)
Director, Organizational Resilience and Security Division
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Roger BALL (Mr)
Advisor and Head, Procurement and Contracts Administration Unit
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Anticorruption and Integrity, Office of (OAI)

The designated point of contact for allegations of fraud or corruption pertaining to ADB-financed activities or staff members. More on Anticorruption and Integrity | Report fraud and corruption

Johannes VERSANTVOORT (Mr)
Head
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David BINNS (Mr)
Director, Investigations Division
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VacantDirector, Prevention and Compliance Division

Auditor General, Office of the (OAG)

Undertakes financial, administrative, and information systems audits; provides assistance to external auditors; and liases with international organizations and anticorruption.

Hock Chye ONG (Mr)
Auditor General
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Do Keun CHO (Mr)
Assistant Auditor General
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Budget, People, and Management Systems Department (BPMSD)

Provides advice and services in budget, staff position management, human resources, staff development, benefits, and compensation. More on Careers

Yasuo TAKAMURA (Mr)
Director General
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Yan JIANG (Ms)
Deputy Director General
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Neil WALLACE (Mr)
Director, Budget and Management Services Division
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Matthew DRAGE (Mr)
Director, Reward, HR and Health Services Division
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Asel DJUSUPBEKOVA (Ms)
Director, HR Business Partners Division
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Suzanne PEDERSEN (Ms)
Director, Culture and Talent Division
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Chia-Hsin HU (Ms)
Advisor and Head, Strategic Workforce Unit
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Rawnak-ul Islam
Advisor and Head, Retirement Benefits and Investment Unit
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Central and West Asia Department (CWRD)

Covers operations in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Werner LIEPACH (Mr)
Director General
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Nianshan ZHANG (Mr)
Deputy Director General
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Muhammad Ehsan KHAN (Mr)
Senior Advisor, Office of the Director General
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Ashok BHARGAVA (Mr)
Director, Energy Division
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Yasmin SIDDIQI (Ms)
Director, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division
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Tariq NIAZI (Mr)
Director, Public Management, Financial Sector, and Trade Division
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Safdar PARVEZ (Mr)
Director, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division
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Rie HIRAOKA (Ms)
Director, Social Sector Division
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Dong-Soo PYO (Mr)
Director, Transport and Communications Division
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Yong YE (Mr)
Director, Urban Development and Water Division
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Jesper PEDERSEN (Mr)
Advisor and Head, Portfolio, Results, Safeguards, and Gender Unit
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Communications, Department of (DOC)

Provides leadership, resources, and strategies for communicating with internal and external audiences. More on Media Contacts | More on permission to use ADB Publications |  Contact the Publishing Team

Vicky C.L. TAN (Ms)
Principal Director
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David KRUGER (Mr)
Director, Media and External Relations Division
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Karen LANE (Ms)
Director, Knowledge Support Division
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Compliance Review Panel, Office of the (OCRP)

Provides support to ADB's independent Compliance Review Panel which, upon request by affected persons, investigates ADB's compliance with its operational policies and procedures in the formulation, processing, or implementation of an ADB-financed project. More on the Compliance Review Panel | Contact

Elisea GOZUN (Ms)
Chair
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Controller's Department (CTL)

Maintains accounting policy and systems, prepares financial reports, and izes loan, technical assistance, grants, disbursements, and other payments.

Chai Sun KIM (Ms)
Controller
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Setijo BOENTARAN (Mr)
Assistant Controller, Accounting Division
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Yoshinobu TATEWAKI (Mr)
Assistant Controller, Loan Administration Division
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Helen HALL (Ms)
Assistant Controller, Trust Fund and Administrative Expense Division
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East Asia Department (EARD)

Covers operations in the People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Republic of Korea; Mongolia; and Taipei,China

James LYNCH (Mr)
Director General
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M. Teresa KHO (Ms)
Deputy Director General
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Sujata GUPTA (Ms)
Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Division
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Qingfeng ZHANG (Mr)
Director, Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Division
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Xiaoqin FAN (Ms)
Director, Public Management, Financial Sector, and Regional Cooperation Division
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Sangay PENJOR (Mr)
Director, Urban and Social Sectors Division
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Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD)

Conducts rigorous data analysis and strong database development and management. More on Data and Research | More on Regional Cooperation and Integration | Information request

Yasuyuki SAWADA (Mr)
Chief Economist and Director General
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Joseph Ernest ZVEGLICH, JR. (Mr)
Deputy Chief Economist
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Edimon GINTING (Mr)
Deputy Director General
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Rana HASAN (Mr)
Director, Economic Analysis and Operational Support Division
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Abdul ABIAD (Mr)
Director, Macroeconomics Research Division
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Cyn-Young PARK (Ms)
Director, Regional Cooperation and Integration Division
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Elaine Swee Khian TAN
Advisor and Head, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit


General Counsel, Office of the (OGC)

Handles all legal aspects of operations and activities, including providing legal advice.

Thomas Clark (Mr)
General Counsel
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Ramit NAGPAL (Mr)
Deputy General Counsel
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Catherine MARSH (Ms)
Assistant General Counsel
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Colin GIN (Mr)
Assistant General Counsel
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May YAP (Ms)
Assistant General Counsel
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Cheong Ann PNG (Mr)
Assistant General Counsel
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Damien EASTMAN (Mr)
Assistant General Counsel
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Kori EMZITA (Ms)
Assistant General Counsel
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Independent Evaluation Department (IED)

Helps ADB continuously improve its development effectiveness and accountability to stakeholders. More on Independent Evaluation

Marvin TAYLOR-DORMOND (Mr)
Director General
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Veronique SALZE-LOZAC'H (Ms)
Deputy Director General
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Walter KOLKMA (Mr)
Director, Thematic and Country Division
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Nathan SUBRAMANIAM (Mr)
Director, Sector and Project Division
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Information Technology Department (ITD)

Manages ADB's automated information systems and telecommunication services.

Shirin HAMID (Ms)
Director General
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Vacant
Deputy Director General

Pierre PASSIN (Mr)
Director, Infrastructure and Technology Division
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Ozzeir KHAN (Mr)
Director, Digital Innovation and Architecture Division
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Brian MCGRORY (Mr)
Director, Program Management Division
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Naoto YAMAMOTO (Mr)
Director, Digital Solutions Division
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Alain DUMINY (Mr)
Director, IT Finance and User Services Division
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Ombudsperson, Office of the (OOMP)

Provides ADB staff with a confidential, impartial, off-the-record, and independent setting to discuss and resolve work related concerns and issues. Alerts Management to trends and concerns about the workplace that should be addressed. Contact

Wayne BLAIR (Mr)
Ombudsperson
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Pacific Department (PARD)

Covers operations in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Leah GUTIERREZ (Ms)
Director General
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Emma VEVE (Ms)
Deputy Director General
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Olly NOROJONO (Mr)
Director, Energy Division
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Vacant
Director, Social Sectors and Public Sector Management Division

Dong Kyu LEE (Mr)
Director, Transport and Communications Division
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Jingmin HUANG (Ms)
Director, Urban Development, Water Supply and Sanitation Division
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B. Reddy BATHULA (Mr)
Advisor and Head, Portfolio, Results, and Quality Control Unit
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Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD)

Provides direct assistance to private sector projects with clear development impact. More on Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing

Michael BARROW (Mr)
Director General
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Christopher THIEME (Mr)
Deputy Director General
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Craig ROBERTS (Mr)
Senior Advisor
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Christine ENGSTROM (Ms)
Director, Financial Institution Division
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Shantanu CHAKRABORTY (Mr)
Director, Infrastructure Finance Division 1
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Jackie SURTANI (Mr)
Director, Infrastructure Finance Division 2
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Janette HALL (Ms)
Director, Investment Funds and Special Initiatives Division
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Marife APILADO (Ms)
Director, Portfolio Management Division
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Mark KUNZER (Mr)
Director, Transaction Support Division
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Bart RAEMAEKERS (Mr)
Advisor and Head, Guarantees and Syndications Unit
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Timo TEINILA (Mr)
Advisor and Head, Risk Analytics Unit
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Vacant
Advisor and Head, Equity Investments Unit


Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department (PPFD)

Responsible for planning, monitoring, and coordinating project processing and administration work programs, procurement reviews, and consultant recruitment. More on Business Opportunities | Information request

Risa Zhijia TENG (Ms)
Director General
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Ashraf MOHAMMED (Mr)
Deputy Director General
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Jeffrey William TAYLOR (Mr)
Director, Procurement Division 1
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Rustam ABDUKAYUMOV (Mr)
Director, Procurement Division 2
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Aman TRANA (Ms)
Director, Public Financial Management Division
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Rehan KAUSAR (Mr)
Director, Portfolio Management Division
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Public-Private Partnership, Office of (OPPP)

Responsible for coordinating and supporting ADB's public–private partnership operations, and for providing transaction advisory services to developing members.

Yoji MORISHITA (Mr)
Head
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Takeo KOIKE (Mr)
Director, Advisory Division 1
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Siddhartha SHAH (Mr)
Director, Advisory Division 2
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Risk Management, Office of (ORM)

Responsible for policy, system, and operational risk; credit risk assessment; credit portfolio monitoring; corporate recovery; and market and treasury risk.

Vacant
Head

Andreas Ernst RIMKUS (Mr)
Director, Credit Division 1
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Vacant
Director, Credit Division 2

Michael KJELLIN (Mr)
Director, Risk Policy and Architecture Division
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Martin KROLL (Mr)
Advisor and Head, Treasury and Operational Risk Unit
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South Asia Department (SARD)

Covers operations in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Kenichi YOKOYAMA (Mr)
Director General
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Diwesh SHARAN (Mr)
Deputy Director General
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Priyantha WIJAYATUNGA (Mr)
Director, Energy Division
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Mio OKA (Ms)
Director, Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Division
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Sungsup RA (Mr)
Director, Human and Social Development Division
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Takeo KONISHI (Mr)
Director, Public Management, Financial Sector, and Trade Division
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Ronald Antonio BUTIONG (Mr)
Director, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division
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Ravi PERI (Mr)
Director, Transport and Communications Division
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Sekhar BONU (Mr)
Director, Urban Development and Water Division
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Eleonora WINDISCH (Ms)
Advisor and Head, Portfolio, Results, and Quality Control Unit
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Southeast Asia Department (SERD)

Covers operations in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Ramesh SUBRAMANIAM (Mr)
Director General
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F. Cleo KAWAWAKI (Ms)
Deputy Director General
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Andrew JEFFRIES (Mr)
Director, Energy Division
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Jiangfeng ZHANG (Mr)
Director, Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Division
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Ayako INAGAKI (Ms)
Director, Human and Social Development Division
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Jose Antonio TAN III (Mr)
Director, Public Management, Financial Sector, and Trade Division
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Alfredo PERDIGUERO (Mr)
Director, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division
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Hiroaki YAMAGUCHI (Mr)
Director, Transport and Communications Division
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Vijay PADMANABHAN (Mr)
Director, Urban Development and Water Division
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Special Project Facilitator, Office of the (OSPF)

Responsible for actively responding to the concerns of people affected by ADB-assisted projects through fair, transparent, and consensus-based approaches. More on Accountability Mechanism | Contact

James Warren EVANS (Mr)
Special Project Facilitator
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Strategy, Policy and Partnerships Department (SPD)

Provides ADB with a strategic planning perspective and direction, ensures policy and operations coordination, and maintains institutional relations with the international development community, especially on matters relating to resource mobilization.

Tomoyuki KIMURA (Mr)
Director General
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Xinning JIA (Ms)
Deputy Director General
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Kenji YUHAKU (Mr)
Senior Advisor, Office of the Director General
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Xinning JIA (Ms)
Director, Operations Planning and Coordination Division
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Jiro TOMINAGA (Mr)
Director, Strategy, Policy, and Business Process Division
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Bernard WOODS (Mr)
Director, Results Management and Aid Effectiveness Division
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Claus ASTRUP (Mr)
Director, Strategic Partnerships Division
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Lesley LAHM (Ms)
Advisor and Head, Nonsovereign Operations
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Bobur ALIMOV (Mr)
Advisor, Special Initiatives Unit
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Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC)

Provides leadership, innovation, and knowledge sharing for ADB's sector and thematic work. More on ADB's Focus Areas

Woochong UM (Mr)
Director General concurrently Chief Compliance Officer
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Robert GUILD (Mr)
Chief Sector Officer, Sector Advisory Service Cluster
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Preety BHANDARI (Ms)
Director, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division
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Bruce DUNN (Mr)
Director, Safeguards Division
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Jacob SORENSEN (Mr)
Director, Partner Funds Division
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Thomas ABELL (Mr)
Advisor and Chief, Digital Technology for Development Unit
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Gambhir BHATTA (Mr)
Advisor and Chief, Knowledge Advisory Services Center
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Secretary, Office of the (SEC)

Provides advice and counsel to the Board of Governors, Board of Directors, and Management.

Eugenue ZHUKOV (Mr)
The Secretary
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Sona SHRESTHA (Ms)
Assistant Secretary
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Marc CROWE (Mr)
Advisor and Head, Information Access Unit
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Treasury Department (TD)

Responsible for mobilizing funds for operations and planning, as well as managing ADB's finances.

Pierre VAN PETEGHEM (Mr)
Treasurer
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Kazuki FUKUNAGA (Mr)
Deputy Treasurer
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Tobias HOSCHKA (Mr)
Assistant Treasurer, Financial Policy and Planning Division
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Maria LOMOTAN (Ms)
Assistant Treasurer, Funding Division
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Michael JORDAN (Mr)
Assistant Treasurer, Investments Division
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Sukhumarn PHANACHET (Ms)
Assistant Treasurer, Treasury Services Division
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Jonathan GROSVENOR (Mr)
Advisor and Head, Treasury Client Solutions Unit
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Rajesh PODDAR (Mr)
Advisor and Head, Treasury Quantitative Analysis Unit
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ADB's sector and thematic groups are each composed of ADB staff who pool sector knowledge, including best practices and technologies, to realize ADB's goals. The sector and thematic groups provide strategic operational support and supports human resources and talent management within ADB.

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

Provides technical support bank-wide to increase ADB investments in climate change adaptation, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction, covering—among others—climate change impact assessment of critical infrastructure, disaster risk financing in developing member countries, urban resilience, and climate smart agriculture operations.

Education

Plans and monitors ADB's support to the sector, conducts analytical studies on education issues, and promotes interagency coordination in education development to achieve universal access to education in Asia and related issues.

Energy

Shares knowledge, practices, and technologies for improving Asia’s energy sector, while addressing connected concerns such as hydropower generation, clean development mechanisms, climate change, and water, and food security. 

Environment

Integrates environmental sustainability into projects, country strategies and sectors assessments; promotes eco-friendly design of infrastructure and scaling up of investments in natural capital, and ecosystem-based climate adaptation, supports initiatives to strengthen environmental management in developing member countries and promote green businesses and address regional environmental concerns.

Finance

Drives the development of Asia’s general financial market, small and medium enterprise, and payment system, while promoting regional economic and financial integration. 

Gender Equity

Promotes and advocates increased attention to gender issues in ADB projects and forges links with development partners on gender-related issues to accelerate the integration of gender equity and women’s empowerment in ADB operations. 

Governance

Promotes attention to governance and public sector management issues in ADB operations, and is an important institutional platform for knowledge sharing, cross-departmental coordination, peer review, learning, and links to external networks and partners. 

Health

Improves knowledge management in the health sector by creating a strong community of health planners and practitioners, stimulating and facilitating relevant knowledge products, and monitoring sector-related issues and performance. 

Public-Private Partnership

Promotes PPP and private sector development in ADB’s core operational areas, and pools knowledge toward the creation a unified approach among practitioners within ADB for implementing PPP options. 

Regional Cooperation and Integration

Provides strategic directions in administering the Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund, Investment Climate Facilitation Fund, and People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund. 

Rural Development and Food Security (Agriculture)

Conducts expert and peer reviews of project design and engages with IFAD, CGIAR, FAO, UNEP, USDA, and other agencies in research, peer reviews, workshops, and other activities to address Asia’s food security concerns and rural poverty. 

Social Development

Promotes new initiatives and policies that aim to reduce poverty, inequality, and vulnerability among poor and marginalized groups by transforming social institutions toward inclusive and equitable social development. 

Transport

Concentrates on scaling up urban transport, mainstreaming climate change and energy efficiency in projects, improving cross-border transport and logistics, and supporting road safety and social sustainability. 

Urban

Facilitates knowledge flow on holistic and integrated approaches to the development of competitive, inclusive, and green cities to maintain vital economic growth while creating sustainable, resilient, and liveable cities in Asia.

Water

Ensures quality of projects on water supply, sanitation, and water resources management, supports pilot activities and knowledge sharing events, and enhances water partnerships toward the provision of water for all in Asia.