The U.S. Commercial Service's Liaison Office to the Asian Development Bank (CS ADB), based out of the U.S. Embassy in Manila, is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s global network of export development offices. CS ADB works directly with U.S. firms to target major project, consulting and procurement opportunities generated from the Asian Development Bank’s direct lending and grant activities. CS ADB captures these opportunities and sends them out as monthly reports entitled "Foreign Government Tenders". CS ADB also works with U.S. sponsors/developers of private projects who can benefit from the lending and risk mitigation activities of the ADB’s Private Sector Department, and the ADB’s Office of Co-financing Operations.
The CS ADB office was created by the U.S. Congress to provide assistance and advocacy for U.S. firms pursuing business opportunities generated by the ADB's lending and grant activities. The office’s staff of five is led currently by an American Director/Senior Commercial Officer, Ms. Margaret Keshishian, and works closely with the U.S. Executive Director to the ADB, Ambassador Robert M. Orr, and his staff. We began operations in 1992.