BA in Political Science, Waseda University; 1991, MBA, Stanford University; 2011, Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School. Began career with the Daiwa Securities Group in April 1986. Has held various positions at Daiwa, including overseas assignments in Singapore, London and New York. In Japan, in addition to role as Head of Investor Relations between 1999 and 2005, spent six years (2005-11) in the retail division of the group, expanding the non-branch channel (online and call centre) and defining a business model for the group’s retail operations. Held the position of Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities for two years (2011-13) before serving as Executive Managing Director and Chairwoman of Daiwa Capital Markets America from 2013-16. Appointed Senior Executive Managing Director of Daiwa Securities Group, Head of Overseas Operations in April 2016 and Deputy President in April 2019.