The Asian Development Bank, or ADB, has chosen Masatsugu Asakawa as its new president.
Asakawa, 61, is right now filling in as a Special Advisor to Japan’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. He is set to expect office as ADB’s tenth president on Jan 17, 2020 and will complete the unexpired term of active president Takehiko Nakao, as per an ADB articulation.
“Mr Asakawa’s broad and differing involvement with global fund and advancement will serve ADB well in seeking after its vision of a prosperous, comprehensive, strong, and economical Asia and the Pacific,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Korea and Chair of the ADB Board of Governors Mr Hong Nam-Ki.
“The ADB Board of Governors anticipates working with Mr Asakawa.”
Asakawa has held a scope of senior situations at the Ministry of Finance of Japan, including Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, and increased differing proficient involvement with advancement arrangement, outside trade markets, and universal assessment approach, in a vocation spreading over near four decades.