Vice Commissioner for International Affairs
Financial Services Agency (FSA), Government of Japan
Ms. Amaya is Vice Commissioner for International Affairs at Japan’s Financial Services Agency (JFSA) since July 2019. She is a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), representing the agency. She is also engaged with the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and represents the agency at the Resolution Steering Group (ReSG). She also contributes to regional cooperation among bank supervisors as Vice Chair of the EMEAP Working Group on Banking Supervision.
Ms. Amaya joined the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1986 and has broad experience in financial supervision and international financial regulations over her career at FSA and MOF. Prior to the current position, she served as Deputy Secretary-General of Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) (2017-2019) and Secretary General of Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board (CPAAOB) (2015-2017). Her career at JFSA also includes Director for Market and Risk (2008-2010) and Director for International Insurance Services (2002-2006). From 2013 to 2015, Ms. Amaya served as Senior Executive Director at Deposit Insurance Corporation. She was also Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo in 2011-2013.
Ms. Amaya earned B.A. in Law at the University of Tokyo. She also finished Mid-Career Associate Program, IR/PS at the University of California, San Diego.
Head of Sustainable Finance
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
Ms. Miyuki Zeniya is Head of Sustainable Finance at The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company whose AUM is about 35 trillion yen. She is responsible for ESG integration and promoting sustainable finance for all assets.
After she joined the Dai-ichi Life in 2013, she had been responsible for engagement and proxy voting since The Dai-ichi Life expressed the agreement with Japan’s Stewardship Code in 2014.
Prior to joining The Dai-ichi Life, she was a managing advisor for Polaris Capital Group and led a role to value up the investee companies as their board member. Prior to this she was Deputy President of Japanese regional bank, which was the first full-time female board member of banking industry in Japan. She also had an experience to lead IPO as CFO of HR consulting firm in 2000. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. She started her career at Nomura Research Institute.
She was a member of a Forum for Integrated Corporate Disclosure and ESG Dialogue by METI and a member of PFA 21 Task Force for ESG Financial Strategy by MOE. From April of 2019 she is a member of Working Group of the NAP on Business and Human Rights by MOFA. She is also a member of PRI Japan Network Advisory Committee.
Section Head, Group Integrated Risk Management Division
I am Section Head of Integrated Risk Management Division in Shinsei Bank. I am managing market risk and quantitative analysis including trading and banking book especially interest rate and FX products. Prior to current position, I was exotic derivative trader and product structurer. I have experienced market for twenty years. I am part-time teacher at Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda University.
General Manager, Risk Management Department
Sompo Holdings, Inc.
General Manager Risk Management Department Sompo Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Koji Takahashi is General Manger of Risk Management Department of Sompo Holdings, Inc. He assumed the role in April 2018 and has been responsible for overall risk management of Sompo Group, which holds the largest Japanese P&C insurance company, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Inc.
He is responsible for managing whole spectrum of risks around the complex business portfolio of Sompo Group by making robust Enterprise Risk Management framework.
Prior to leading Risk Management Department, he was Managing Director of Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd. (2016 to 2017). Before assuming Managing Director role, he was Senior Division Manager of Corporate Planning Division where he was responsible for Risk Management, Governance and Compliance of the Singapore insurer. (2012 to 2015)
His prior responsibilities also include Planning Manager at Reinsurance Department (2006 to 2012) and Aviation Underwriter at Aviation Insurance Department (1991 to 2003) of Sompo Japan Insurance, Inc.
He has a degree of MBA from University of California, Irvine (2006), and BA from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (1991).
Gyoshu (George) Hiramatsu
Japan Country Director, Decision Analytics Department
Experian Japan Co.
Head of Risk Management
Government Pension Investment Fund
Head of Credit Solutions APAC
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Head of Japan, Senior Underwriter
World Bank Group, MIGA
Shuichi Hayashida is Head of Japan and Senior Underwriter for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group.
Hayashida works out of Tokyo office to further the World Bank Group’s mission of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity through collaboration with Japanese investors and their partners. To that end, MIGA supports investments in regions where capital is most scarce. MIGA is now the leading political risk insurance provider in fragile and conflict affected countries.
Previously he worked for MUFG Bank (formerly The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) out of Singapore, London, Tokyo with focus on project finance transactions in his capacity as both financial advisor and lender covering energy sector globally. He also worked on large scale-acquisitions, merger and divestment projects in Asia.
Hayashida has a Master of Science in Finance from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, a Master of Laws from the Florida Coastal School of Law, a Graduate Diploma in English Law from the BPP Law School in the UK, and a BA in Economics from Keio University.
He is also a US-certified CPA and a Japanese CMA (chartered member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan).
Head of MarkitSERV Japan
Ken Nishimura is Head of MarkitSERV Japan where he is in charge of its derivatives and FX trade processing business. MarkitSERV provides multi asset class platforms, such as MarkitWire, for the management of trade confirmation, clearing, and regulatory reporting.
Prior to joining IHS Markit in 2016, Mr. Nishimura was a deputy director of JFSA, where he participated in the committees and working groups under IOSCO and FSB as a representative of JFSA. Before joining JFSA, Mr. Nishimura was Head of TriOptima Japan where he was responsible mainly for commercial strategy and partnerships to expand the firm’s compression and reconciliation services for OTC derivatives in Japan. Mr. Nishimura also has a variety of experiences in relation to OTC derivatives and cash products in Nomura and a couple of buyside firms in his career.
Mr. Nishimura holds a B.Sc. from The University of Tokyo and a M.Sc. from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Director, CIO Office Quants Team
Japan Post Bank
Head of Pricing, Valuations and Reference Data – Asia Pacific
Sage has been with IHS Markit for 8 years, starting with the legacy Markit entity.
Prior to joining Markit, Sage was responsible for Pricing and Valuations at Fitch Solutions. He spent a portion of his career at key tier one Investment banks, starting at Salomon Brothers into Citi Global Markets, Bank of America N.A and RBC Capital Markets across Trading, Product Management and Product Development functions in London, New York and Toronto.
Over the last 8 years Sage has been driving IHS Markit’s expansion into the APAC Fixed Income markets, more recently expanding his responsibilities into IHS Markit’s Derivatives business. The key mandate is to provide solutions addressing challenges faced by our customers in today’s ever changing regulatory landscape.
Sage graduated from Manchester Business School, UK with a BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics
Head of Marketing & Strategy, Asia Pacific
Alexandre looks after the definition, positioning and go-to-market strategy of Murex product solutions with a focus on Risk Management and Regulatory Transformation. His most recent work centers on the implementation of the bilateral Initial Margin and Basel III capital reforms, and on XVA desks operating models. Alexandre also co-heads the Murex task force on the Interest Rates Benchmark Reform.
Since joining Murex in 2000, Alexandre has held both senior client-facing and product management positions, last serving as global head of the Risk Control practice and general manager for Murex Ireland, where he drove the development of the MX.III XVA management solution and Credit Risk simulation engine.
Alexandre holds a « Grande École » MSc in Management and Finance from HEC Paris.
Director, Financial Engineering Group Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Dept.
Satoshi Kumeta is Head of XVA in FICC, where he owns planning and development of XVA accounting and regulation such as FRTB-CVA, and management CVA hedge to control P&L as well. He belonged to model development division in MUFG Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities as Quants for more than 10 years prior to joining Daiwa Securities, and responsible for model development of plain vanilla/exotic products mainly for commodity and interest rate. He also contributed to introduction of OIS discounting and CVA accounting. Satoshi has Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Deputy Chief Manager, Risk Management Division
Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings
Akira Yamamoto joined Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings as Deputy Chief Manager in March 2014. He delivers his insights and solutions with regard to the optimized risk return in a wide range of risk assets including Loan, Derivatives, Real Estate, Funds, and Structured Finance from the perspectives of credit and market risk.
As a senior risk manager with 30 years of experience in the commercial and investment banking industries as well as a global rating agency, he has obtained an enhanced recognition among Japanese and non-Japanese institutional investors and made contributions to the public sector through the advisories specialized in Alternative products.
Prior to joining Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings, Mr. Yamamoto spent more than ten years working at MUFG Bank until 2000 being engaged in the corporate loan underwriting. After that, he worked for Standard & Poor’s as a lead analyst specialized in Structured Finance, in addition to serving at Morgan Stanley as a head of Corporate & Structured Finance Credit Risk.
Mr. Yamamoto is a Financial Risk Manager - Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
Senior Financial Consultant