The President is Chairperson of the Board of Directors, and under the Board''s direction, conducts the business of ADB. He is responsible for the organization, appointment, and dismissal of the officers and staff in accordance with regulations adopted by the Board of Directors. The President is elected by the Board of Governors for a term of five years, and may be reelected. He is also the legal representative of ADB.
On 17 April 2006, the Board of Directors approved the recommendation on the reassignment of the functions and duties of the operations vice presidents [ PDF: 77kb | 6 pages ]. The President has also approved the structure of the four realigned regional departments, effective 1 May 2006.
The President now heads a management team comprising four Vice-Presidents and the Managing Director General, who supervise the work of ADB''s operational, administrative, and knowledge departments.
ADB''s Management Team
President: Haruhiko Kuroda
President of ADB and the Chairperson of ADB''s Board of Directors.
Operations 2: C. Lawrence Greenwood, Jr.
East Asia Department, Southeast Asia Department, Pacific Department, Central Operations Services Office.
Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development: Ursula Schaefer-Preuss
Regional and Sustainable Development Department, Economics and Research Department, Office of Cofinancing Operations.
Finance and Administration: Bindu N. Lohani
Office of the Secretary; Office of the General Counsel; Budget, Personnel, and Management Systems Department; Office of Administrative Services; Controller''s Department; Treasury Department; Office of Information Systems and Technology.
Managing Director General: Rajat M. Nag
Office of Regional Economic Integration; Department of External Relations, including the Representative Offices; Risk Management Unit.