Josué Tanaka

Managing Director, Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

Josué Tanaka is the Managing Director responsible for the operational strategy and planning function of the EBRD and for leading the Bank’s energy efficiency and climate change activities.

Josué Tanaka joined the EBRD at its creation in 1991 to start its municipal and environmental infrastructure financing activity.

In 1993 he was appointed Country Director responsible over time for the Bank’s activities in Romania, Croatia, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine.

From 1998 to 2007, Mr Tanaka became Corporate Director responsible for strategy, planning and budgeting including coordination of the strategic planning function, formulation and monitoring of the annual business plan and budget, and for operational and strategic portfolio management analysis.

In 2006, he was appointed Corporate Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, leading the EBRD climate change mitigation and adaptation financing activity including the formulation and implementation of the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI).

Prior to joining the Bank, Josué Tanaka worked at the World Bank where he was Special Assistant to the President. He worked in various positions on strategic planning, agricultural projects and forest conservation in Madagascar and on the development of the Environmental Programme for the Mediterranean.

A national of France and Brazil, Josué Tanaka graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and holds a Master of Science and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).