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Noritada Morita (ADB 1978–1997)

Ed: Morita-san is well-known to many as a former ADB project officer and senior staff member. He is also a gifted and avid photographer and musician. He is currently supporting and working with an NGO to assist children and communities in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. This article features some of the images in a book of his photographs published in 2011, with funding from friends and proceeds going to charity.

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Banking On: Dang Fook Lee

Dang Fook Lee, former Secretary of ADB and Director General of BPMSD, took early retirement in 1994 and joined the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) Ltd. in Kuala Lumpur as an independent director. At the same time, he served as an independent director on some government-linked companies, from which he retired at the end of 2010.

Moving Up: Bobbie and Cathy

Jill Gale de Villa

While in Washington, DC, I had the great pleasure of being treated to lunch by Bobbie Montesa and Cathy Reyes-Angus. Both have been national officers at ADB and are currently professional staff at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Bobbie has been an AFE member since 2007, and Cathy is a “pending member”—as she is still on leave from ADB.

Parliamentarian Debabrata Bandyopadhyay

Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, former ADB Executive Director for India, has been elected an Honourable Member of the Upper House (Rajya Sabha) of the Indian Parliament. He is also considered to be India’s leading land expert. While attending the 2011 India Chapter’s annual meeting, he spoke of his time in Manila and said he had gained insight into development perspectives as an Executive Director at ADB and that he was very pleased to participate in the India Chapter’s Annual Meeting.

Grandpa Cole

John Cole has turned over the reins of the Canada Chapter to Bruce Murray, so he has more time for his acting and his growing family—here he is with four grandchildren: Emilia, Rafael, Xoana, and Zelene. John stewarded the chapter from 2007 until 2011.

Managing Business Learning

Ed Rodriguez (ADB 1991–2007)

As ADB staff, Ed kept his hand in education, teaching on the side at his alma mater, Ateneo, and doing the Capstone course on management strategy. Before leaving ADB, Ed was asked by the group organizing Enderun Colleges to work with them. Enderun started as a training school for people wanting to work in the restaurant business, and was expanding. What started in a building near ADB in 2008 expanded into several new and purposebuilt buildings in McKinley Hill.

A Fun, Fun Life

Pamposh Dhar (ADB 2000–2008)

After years of writing, editing, and publishing, I quit ADB in 2008 to focus more on the emerging new love of my life: healing. Now, 3 years later, I run the Terataii Reiki and Counselling Centre in Singapore, where I offer not only counseling and Reiki healing sessions, but also meditation and Reiki classes. In addition, I mentor children aged 6–16 through a program called SoulKids.