Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Bangladesh Office
Takatoshi NISHIKATA is Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Bangladesh Office.
Nishikata joined the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF), the implementing agency of Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan, in 1997. Starting his career by dealing with infrastructure projects in ASEAN countries such as Indonesia, he dispatched to Manila office in 2000 of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) established in 1999 by integrating OECF and the Export-Import Bank of Japan.
Nishikata served from 2003 to 2006 as Director in charge of Philippines. He led formulation of country assistance strategy, project formation, appraisal and loan agreement for all the sectors in the country.
After the reorganization of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 2008, by merging all the modalities of Japan's ODA, namely technical cooperation, ODA loan, grant aid and volunteers, he performed the duties of Deputy Director General of Procurement Department, Executive Advisor to the Director General and con. Director of Office for Project Design and Cost Examination under Financial Cooperation Implementation Department, etc. before joining in JICA Bangladesh office. He is conversant with infrastructures under ODA, especially in Asian countries.
He holds a bachelor's degree in English Studies from Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. In his family life, Mr. Nishikata is married with 2 children.