Bachelor's in Economics, University of Tokyo; MBA, University of California, Berkeley. Extensive experience in international finance and development. 1978, joined the Ministry of Finance of Japan; 1994-97, Economist and Adviser, International Monetary Fund; Director-General, International Bureau, fostering close ties with leading figures in the Asia-Pacific region, and G20 nations; 2005-07, Minister, Embassy of Japan, Washington DC; Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance of Japan. 2010-11, Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo. Since April 2013, President, Asian Development Bank (ADB); concurrently, Chairperson, Board of Directors. Author of books and numerous papers on financial and economic issues.