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Welcome to the AFE–ADB website

This website is run and maintained by the Association of Former Employees of ADB (AFE) and exists for its members, providing a convenient way of keeping in touch with one another and of keeping updated on AFE activities and projects, Chapter happenings, significant events in ADB, and changes and improvements in benefits. This website is also open to all who wish to know of the current activities, projects and interests of AFE−ADB and its members.

This website is separate from the ADB Alumni Portal maintained by ADB. If you need to go to this portal, please go to the”'about AFE−ADB” section and click on the ADB Alumni Portal link under “Useful links.”

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ADB's 50th Annual Meeting, and AFE's 31st, were held in Yokohama, Japan, on 4-7 May.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

This was a record for AFE, with about 360 members and accompanying persons attending. The cocktail party was a major success, good food, good drinks, good company, and highlighted by our Japan Chapter's presentation of a Sake Barrel Opening Ceremony--a traditional ceremony performed to celebrate happy occasions. The barrel was broken open by Former ADB and AFE President Fujioka, Former ADB President Kuroda, Mrs. Tadao Chino, Mrs. Mitsuo Sato, AFE Chair Bong-Suh Lee and President Hans-Juergen Springer. All present took home a commemorative cedar sake cup. More information in the forthcoming AFE News. 

Indonesia Chapter Reunion: 22-27 August 2017

The Indonesia Chapter held a reunion and an outing on 4-6 September 2017, at Kampung Sampireun (Sampireun Village) Resort, in Sukakarya village, Garut District of West Java. 

Europe Chapter Reunion: 21-24 September 2017

The Europe Chapter held its 20th Annual Meeting in Stresa, Lago Maggiore, with 93 members and partners attended. Hosts Sandro and Sharon Pio provided a very enjoyable program including a tour through Stresa, a boat trip to Fishermen's Island for lunch and to Isola Bella with a tour through the Borromeo Castle and Gardens, a cable car trip to the Sasso Ferno for lunch and a magnificent view over Lago Maggiore and the Alps, a boat-cum-train trip via Locarno, Switzerland through the mountains back to Stresa. The Business Meeting, with 40 participants, discussed issues related to pension and health insurance, and new developments at ADB. Our Reunion 2018 will be in Colchester, England, hosted by Richard and Sue Vokes. 

India Chapter’s Twenty Third Annual Meeting: 29 October 2017

The India Chapter’s Twenty Third Annual Meeting is tentatively planned to be held in Guwahati, the capital of Assam State in the North-Eastern Part of India. The meeting dates are from Friday 27th October to Sunday 29th October, 2017.  A tour to some of the historical places in Guwahati including a river cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra river is included in the program during the meeting. Contact Barin Ganguli at for details.  

Philippines Chapter: 16 November 2017

The Philippines Chapter will hold its Annual Get-together on 16 November 2017, Thursday, at the EDR, ADB Headquarters Building. Registration starts at 4 p.m., Business Meeting at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and socials from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A more detailed announcement will follow. Contact Gam de Armas at for details.

Pension Benefits

See the Members Only section for BPMSD's presentation to staff on the current status of work by the Advisory Task Force for the Staff Retirement Plan. Note that no changes are proposed for retirees (except that you may optionally volunteer ro offer to relinquish your 3% floor...should you wish to do so).

Highlights of the 2016 Annual Meeting

Monday, May 2, 2016

Highlights of ADB's Annual Meeting events included ADB President Nakao's announcement that he supported grandfathering of retirees' pension benefits, and two remarkable speeches European Chapter Coordinator Gunter Hecker has provided to his constituency: one by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and another by the former German President Horst Köhler.

These are attached here, and are on the AFE website, Home page. You may see and hear Dr. Köhler's remarkable speech at the following link: