- Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Global Environment Facility, USA
BSc in Economics, and PhD in Int'l Studies, Univ. of Tokyo. Former Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. 2002-04, leadership roles, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance, including Director, Development Institutions Division. 2004-06, Director, Office of Development Finance, International Bureau. 2006-10, Country Director for Sri Lanka, World Bank; developed 4-year assistance strategy with "conflict filter" whose purpose is to mainstream a conflict-sensitive approach throughout the World Bank. Since 2010, Deputy Vice-Minister of Finance, resp. for a wide range of environmental, developmental policy, and financial cooperation issues; including representing Japan on the Transitional Committee for the UNFCCC, contributing to the design of the Green Climate Fund. Publications include: Empirical Analysis on Modern Economic Growth: Institutions Critical to Sustainable Economic Growth (2003), recipient of Okita Memorial Prize for International Development Research; The Economics of Macroeconomic Policy Coordination, awarded 1990 Suntory Academic Prize.