Asian Development Bank President Steps Down

Asian Development Bank president Haruhiko Kuroda has stepped down from his position to serve as governor of the Bank of Japan. Having worked at ADB for eight years, Kuroda was the longest serving president at the bank.

During a speech, Kuroda said he hopes that the ADB will continue to support Asian countries while taking advantage of growth opportunities and responding well to crises that may arise.

“Much remains to be done in a region still faced with many challenges,” he said. “I have every confidence in ADB’s continued success in addressing them.”

According to P Chidambaram, Indian Finance Minister and Chairman of the ADB Board of Governors, Kuroda played a critical role in the bank’s journey to becoming the region’s leading development institute.

“His extraordinary vision and leadership have enabled ADB to significantly advance its mission of poverty reduction and sustainable economic development in Asia and the Pacific,” he said.