Takatoshi Kato

Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC (invited)

Mr. Takatoshi Kato assumed office as Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on February 2, 2004. Prior to taking up his current position, he was advisor to the president of the Tokyo-Mitsubishi Bank and a visiting professor at Waseda University in Tokyo and also at Princeton University in New Jersey, USA. Mr. Kato has held a series of senior positions at the Ministry of Finance of Japan, including vice minister of finance for international affairs and director-general of the International Finance Bureau. From 1985 to 1987, he served as executive director for Japan at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and, before that, held positions at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development Secretariat. Mr. Kato has served as a member of various advisory panels including the World Health Organization's (WHO) Commission on Macroeconomics and Health and an ADB panel on poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific. In 2002, he published a book on exchange rate policy. Mr. Kato has a B.A. from Tokyo University and M.P.A. from Princeton University.


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