ajat M. Nag was till recently the Managing Director-General of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has also held several other top positions at the ADB, including as the head of ADB’s Southeast Asia Department and Special Adviser to the ADB President on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration. With broad experience across Asia, Mr. Nag played a critical role in providing strategic and operational direction to ADB so it achieves its mission of helping its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Mr. Nag’s work has given him wide-ranging insight into several issues and challenges relevant to Asia, including infrastructure financing, public-private partnerships and regional economic integration. His particular interest is in working to enhance regional cooperation and integration in Asia and bridging the gap between the region’s thriving economies and the millions of poor people being left behind.
Mr. Nag began his professional career at the Bank of Canada and held senior positions in a leading international consulting firm before joining ADB. He holds engineering degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and University of Saskatchewan (Canada). He also has Master’s Degrees in Business Administration from University of Saskatchewan in Canada and Economics from the London School of Economics.