Yokoyama takes over as Country Director of ADB

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Yokoyama takes over as Country Director of ADB

New Delhi, Apr 4 (PTI) Kenichi Yokoyama has taken over as the new Country Director of India Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Yokoyama replaces M Teresa Kho who is now posted as Deputy Director General of ADB’s East Asia Department in Manila.

Yokoyama was previously heading the Nepal Resident Mission of ADB.

“I am honoured to work for India under the ever strengthening partnership between India and ADB, and the high expectation of India that ADB contributes stronger while transferring knowledge and building capacities,” said an ADB statement quoting Yokoyama.

Prior to joining ADB, Yokoyama worked with the Government of Japan for about 16 years in various capacities. He is an agriculture engineer from Iwate University, Japan and holds a master’s degree in agriculture economics from Stanford University.

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