MANILA — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Michiko Suga as Representative at its European Representative Office (ERO) in Frankfurt, Germany.
Ms. Suga will represent ADB’s interests in its 17 European members and European Union institutions and build European engagement in ADB’s work in Asia and the Pacific. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Suga served as ERO Deputy Representative, where she pioneered approaches that improved ADB’s collaboration with Europe, opening new opportunities for European stakeholders to support the region.
“I look forward to working closely with ADB’s European members and strengthening our relationship with the governments and other significant partners, with a particular focus on ADB’s climate initiatives,” said Ms. Suga. “Europe is an important source for knowledge needed to support our developing member countries facing the critical challenge of climate change.”
Ms. Suga has over 22 years of professional experience in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, and North America. A national of Japan, she grew up in Germany and speaks English, French, German, and Japanese. Ms. Suga joined ADB in July 2004 and has accumulated deep expertise in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Prior to joining ADB, Ms. Suga developed strategic partnerships for the United Nations Development Programme in the Philippines. As staff of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Ms. Suga led the introduction of EIB’s first social policy guidelines.
Ms. Suga holds a master’s degree in international policy studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Mills College, United States.
ADB opened its ERO in 1996 to develop and strengthen relations between ADB and its 17 European members.
ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.