Robert M. Orr
Asian Development Bank, 2010-2016
Robert Orr served as Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) until January 2016. He is currently on the Board of Governors of the Pacific Forum from January 2016. From August 2018 until January 2019 he was Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Florida Atlantic University. He was confirmed by the Senate as United States Executive Director with the rank of Ambassador to the ADB in September 2010. He became the first U.S. Dean of the ADB Board of Directors in 2013. From 2007-2010 he was Chairman of the Board of the Panasonic Foundation and concurrently Vice Chair of the National Association of Japan-America Societies, a member of the Board of Trustees of J.F. Obirin University and a member of the Board of the East-West Center Foundation. In November 2018 the Imperial Palace in Japan that Ambassador Orr would be conferred with the Order of the Rising Sun Gold Rays and Paulette in the Spring of 2019. Full bio.
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