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How We're Organized


ADB has 68?shareholding members including 49 from the Asia and Pacific region. View a complete list of our members.

Board of Governors

ADB's highest policy-making body is the Board of Governors, which comprises one representative from each member?– 49?from the Asia and Pacific region and 19 from outside the region. More

Board of Directors

The Governors elect 12 members to form the Board of Directors, which performs its duties full time at the ADB headquarters. The Directors supervise ADB's financial statements, approve its administrative budget, and review and approve all policy documents and all loan, equity, and technical assistance operations. More


The ADB President chairs the Board of Directors and heads a management team comprising six Vice-Presidents, who supervise the work of ADB's operational, administrative, and knowledge departments. More