Masamichi Kono

Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Masamichi Kono is deputy secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), appointed in August 2017. His portfolio includes the strategic direction of OECD policy on environment, financial and enterprise affairs and anti-corruption, green growth, and taxation along with representing the OECD at the Financial Stability Board meetings. At the beginning of his career, Masamichi served for four years at the OECD Secretariat in the Economics Department. He was secretary to the World Trade Organization Financial Services Committee as counsellor of the Trade in Services Division and also served as Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Technical Committee from April 2011 until May 2012, and thereafter as Chairman of the IOSCO Board until the end of his term in March 2013. He was the Co-chair of the Financial Stability Board Regional Consultative Group for Asia from July 2013 to June 2015, and Chairman of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Monitoring Board from February 2013 to June 2016. From 2005 to 2017, he was a visiting professor in the finance program, Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Hiroshima, Japan. He was also research scholar at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), United States from November 2016 to June 2017. Masamichi holds a B.A. in law from Tokyo University.

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