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FinCity Global Forum
~Tokyo's future as a global center of green finance~


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As global green competition intensifies, Japan aims to realize a carbon-neutral and carbon-free society in 2050. How will Japan / Tokyo take leadership and aim to become a green international financial city? We will invite industry leaders and stakeholders from home and abroad to discuss.

 

FinCity.Tokyo website : https://fincity.tokyo/en/

FinCity.Tokyo Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/company/fincity-tokyo/ 

概要OVERVIEW

Date
2022/2/2(Wed)
11:30~18:10(Open11:00)*Live Stream
Tuition

Free

Organized by

The Organization of Global Financial City Tokyo(FinCity.Tokyo)

Supporter

Financial Services Agency

Co-host

Nikkei Inc.

プログラム Program

11:30~11:45 Opening Remarks

"Tokyo's future as a global center of green finance"
Hiroshi Nakaso Chairman, FinCity. Tokyo

11:45~12:00 Keynote Speech①

”A global financial city to promote sustainable capitalism”
Seiji Kihara Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary

12:05~12:50 Panel Session①

"How can financial services attract highly skilled financial personnel? "

Speakers:
Hideki Mishima CEO, SMBC CLOUDSIGN
Gen Uehara Symphony,Head of Strategy and Planning, APAC Region
Yukiko Ozaki Senior Managing Director, Nomura Holdings, Group Head of Human Resources Senior Managing Director Nomura Securities, Head of Human Resources Dept. and Human Resources Development Dept.
Eriko Nonaka Secretary-general, Fintech Association of Japan
Futoshi Itani Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd.

Moderator:
Takayuki Yanagisawa Recruit Co.,Ltd HR Agent Division High Career-Global Consulting Department Manager

12:55~13:40 Panel Session②

"Art and culture: ingredients for a financial center? "

Speakers:
Fumiyuki Takeda noh actor
Masayori Shoji Partner, Fintech Innovation, KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd./Founder, Japan Alternative Data Accelerator Association
Tomonao Hara Jazz trumpet player/ Composer/ Bandleader/ Professor, Chair at Senzoku College Of Music

Moderator:
Tomomi Suzuki Newscaster

14:00~14:15 Keynote Speech②

"Expectations for the asset management industry and the FSA's efforts to advance asset management"
Hitoshi Kikawada State Minister of Cabinet Office (Financial Services)

14:20~15:05 Panel Session③

"Promotion of green finance for the realization of a carbon-free society"

Speakers:
Atsuhito Mori Head of Sustainable Investment, Japan, FTSE Russell
Kazuhiro Nishimura Operating Officer, Tokyu Fudosan Holdings Corporation;Operating Officer, TOKYU LAND CORPORATION
Takanobu Suehiro Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Wholesale Banking Unit.General Manager of Wholesale Banking Unit , Sustainable Business Promotion Dept.
Akiko Osawa Nippon Life Insurance Company Director Executive Officer Chief Investment Officer

Moderator:
Ryushiro Kodaira Editorial Writer/Senior staff writer, Nikkei inc.

15:10~15:55 Panel Session④

"Strengthening SMEs through the sophistication of supply chain finance"

Speakers:
Tadahiko Kozaki Director of Finance Division, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency
Mamoru Fujimoto Executive Officer, Head of Blockchain promotion, SBI Holdings Inc. Representative Director & CEO, SBI R3 Japan Co., Ltd.
Akira Ieda Money Forward Kessai, Inc. Chairman of the Board

Moderator:
Jun Tamaki Editor Nikkei.Inc

16:00~16:15 Keynote Speech③

"Global Financial City Tokyo and JPX"
Hiromi Yamaji President & CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc./ Director & Representative Executive Officer, Group COO, Japan Exchange Group, Inc.

16:20~17:05 Panel Session⑤

"Discussion with FinCity.Tokyo ambassdors : Tokyo’s future as a global financial center"
Discussion by 4 FCT Ambassadors

Speakers:
Yuko Kawai Japan Digital Design Inc., CEO
Laurent Depus MEMBER OF THE BOARD, SMBC TRUST BANK
Jesper Koll Japan Catalyst, Inc. Senior Global Advisor
David Semaya Executive Chairman and Representative Director of SUMITOMO MITSUI TRUST ASSET MANAGEMENT Co., Ltd.

Moderator:
Gary Stanton Secretary General, International Bankers Association of Japan (IBA)

17:10~17:55 Panel Session⑥

"Post-COVID19 collaboration among global financial centers"

Speakers:
Nicolas Mackel CEO of Luxembourg for Finance, the Agency for the Development of the Financial Centre
Philippe Richard EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET

Keiichi Aritomo Executive Director of FinCity.Tokyo
Arnaud de Bresson CEO, Paris EUROPLACE

Moderator:
Jochen Biedermann Managing Director, World Alliance of International Financial Centers

18:00~18:10 Closing Remarks

Yuriko Koike Governor of Tokyo
※Please note that the program is subject to change without prior notification.

登壇者 Speaker

Hiroshi Nakaso

Chairman, FinCity.Tokyo

Hiroshi Nakaso was appointed chairman of a new organization to promote Tokyo as a global financial center. The new organization is known by its abbreviated name, “FinCity Tokyo”. He was appointed chairman of the Daiwa Institute of Research (DIR) in July 2018 after completing his term as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan. He served as the Deputy Governor of the BOJ since March 2013. In his 39 years at the Bank, his main responsibilities
have been crisis management of financial systems and markets focusing on global systems. He dealt with the homegrown financial crisis of the 1990s. He headed the exit operation from the Quantitative Easing Policy, a prototypical unconventional policy that lasted from 2001 to 2006. In addition, he played an instrumental role in addressing the Global Financial Crisis together with his peers at major central banks including the FRB.

Seiji Kihara

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary

March 1993,Graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo
April 1993,Joined the Ministry of Finance
July 1999-June 2001,Assigned to HM Treasury, U.K. (First official ever)
September 2005,Elected to the House of Representatives for the 1st time
(44thGeneralElection)
September 2013,Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
October 2015,State Minister for Foreign Affairs
September 2016,Director, House Steering Committee, House of Representatives
August 2017,Deputy Chairperson of the Policy Research Council of LDP
October 2020,Chair, Committee on Cabinet, House of Representatives
October 2021,Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, Elected to the House of Representatives
(49th General Election, 5th term)

Hideki Mishima

CEO, SMBC CLOUDSIGN

Joined Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in 2018 as mid-careers.
While supervising open innovation center “hoops link tokyo,” also engaged in developing new businesses. Established SMBC CLOUDSIGN, Inc. as an in-house company and became president and CEO of the company at 37, the youngest in SMBC Group. To overcome COVID-19, we are striving to disseminate e-signature with the aim of realizing true telecommuting in Japan.

Gen Uehara

Symphony,
Head of Strategy and Planning, APAC Region

Gen Uehara is the APAC Head of Strategy and Planning for Symphony Communication Services. He leads the go-to market strategy of Symphony for Japan and APAC region and expansion of its business in the region and globally, driving and supporting the digital transformation and innovation for the financial industry. Gen is a motivated professional with various experiences around technology platforms for the global financial organizations. Before joining Symphony, Gen worked at Goldman Sachs for 20 years leading the effort for building the global-scale technology platforms allowing the firm to explore the new revenue opportunities using technology and also transforming its workplace.

Yukiko Ozaki

Senior Mamaging Director, Nomura Holdings,
Group Head of Human Resources Senior Managing Director,
Nomura Securities, Head of Human Resources Dept.
and Human Resources Development Dept.

Yukiko Ozaki is Senior Managing Director of Nomura Holdings, overseeing Group Human Resources. Ms.Ozaki is also Senior Managing Director of Nomura Securities, in charge of the Human Resources Department and Human Resources Development Department. Prior to being appointed as SMD in April 2020, Ms. Ozaki handled various senior roles in HR, including Head of Human Resources Wholesale Japan and Global Head of HR Advisory for Investment Banking and the overall Wholesale division. As head of HR, Ms. Ozaki lead numbers of major HR initiatives including the Japan HR Policy Reform, the global HR systems project and Japan HR transformation project. Ms. Ozaki joined Nomura Securities in 2008 through the Lehman Brothers integration, where she was leading the Investment Banking Division’s campus recruiting initiatives. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Ms. Ozaki spent 7 years at Deutsche Bank Group in the Global Banking Division’s CAO Group, where she monitored PL, tracked pipeline movement and transactions for the investment banking business, and oversaw people management within the division. Ms. Ozaki started her career as system engineer at Noevir Co., Ltd., where she served to develop and maintain their internal online network system. She was also engaged in rewriting their programs to prevent and solve Y2K related issues. Ms. Ozaki holds a B.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of South Alabama.

Eriko Nonaka

Secretary-general, Fintech Association of Japan

Joined FAJ in August 2019 as a secretary-general and lead of the global partnership team. Previously she worked at SoftBank as BizDev to expand SoftBank Vision Fund Portfolio for Japan Market. Before that, she worked at the Banking/Market unit of MUFG for 7 years. Since 2016 she belongs to Startup weekend Japan as a lead organizer and held Fintech accelerator program. In addition, She will be a director at other associations from 2020 to grow entrepreneurs not only Fintech industry. Graduated St.Paul University.

Futoshi Itani

Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer,Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

April, 1988 Joined the Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.
April, 2012 General Manager, Real Estate Business Planning Department,
      Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (SuMiTRUST)
January, 2014 General Manager, Wholesale Business Planning Department, SuMiTRUST
April, 2015 Executive Officer and General Manager, Wholesale Business Planning Department, SuMiTRUST
April, 2017 Managing Executive Officer and General Manager, Wholesale Business Planning Department, SuMiTRUST
April, 2018 Managing Executive Officer, SuMiTRUST
April, 2019 Managing Executive Officer Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.,(”SuMiHD”)
      concurrently Managing Executive Officer, SuMiTRUST
April, 2021 to date Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.,(”SuMiHD”)
concurrently Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, SuMiTRUST

Takayuki Yanagisawa

Recruit Co.,Ltd HR Agent Division High Career-Global Consulting Department Manager

In 2008, Takayuki Yanagisawa joined Recruit Agent (currently Recruit Co., Ltd.) as a new graduate.
He is in charge of recruitment support for small and medium-sized enterprises, regional banks, etc. in South Osaka, Nara, and Wakayama.
In 2013, he was responsible for managing the sales team in classified ads.
In 2014, he returned to recruitment. He is in charge of major manufacturers in Hyogo as a leader.
In 2018, he worked as an executive agent for high-career talent in the consulting industry.
In 2021, he managed the financial industry team as a manager.

Fumiyuki Takeda

noh actor

Masayori Shoji

Partner, Fintech Innovation, KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd.
Founder,Japan Alternative Data Accelerator Association

Masayori Shoji started my early career in a global system service company as a client rep in charge of new acquisition business in all industries. He build many new BPR projects and deliverd system renewal projects with development team. He led territory reps and growth his M&E industry team with consulting and technology services. In 2015, He joined in KPMG consulting Japan as a Director of Telecom Media Technology industry and started Fintech services in non financial institution. In 2016, He has appointed to Head of Fintech promotion support office where including Audit, Advisory, Tax members in KPMG Japan and launched Fintech service team in KPMG consulting and renewed as Fintech Innovation. He has been lecturer in Keio University of “Fintech and Social Infrastructure” from Apr, 2018.
His publishing works is below. KPMG-Japan 「How does it change in Financial institution with Fintech、IoT、AI!?』」2017
Policy Research Institute (PRI) Financial Review No.139, “Trend of Fintech”
Chuo Keizai Publishing「System and Practice about Digital Currency and Digital Securities 」

Tomonao Hara

Jazz trumpet player
Composer
Bandleader
Professor, Chair at Senzoku College Of Music

Born in 1966, Hara first performed jazz music while still in college, and began to pursue music in earnest after graduation. In the 1990s, he was at the forefront of a huge movement of young musicians in the Japanese jazz world. Since 1996’s “Evidence for My Music,” he has released more than 20 albums as a band leader, including several as co-leader, as well as appearing on many other albums. In addition to his own musical activities, he has made appearances in a wide variety of settings, including guest performances at “Suntory 10,000 Freude” and “Yutaka Sado’s Young People's Concert,” appearing on the TV program “Jounetsu Tairiku,” playing the opening themes for Takeshi Kitano’s film “Brother” and NHK-BS1’s “World News Hour,” appearing in and providing music for a Yamaha commercial, appearing on the music program “Untitled Concert,” and playing as a guest first trumpeter for the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra. He is also the musical director of Jazz EMP, an event fusing finance and jazz, which launched in 2018 and centers on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He has performed with many top international artists and participated in many jazz events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Today, he mainly performs with his own unit, the Tomonao Hara Group, and is also active in education, giving clinics and music lectures throughout Japan.
[Recent Works] Duo album with Yuki Arimasa “Vol. One” (2012), “The Days Of Wine And Roses” (2014) / “Color As It Is” Tomonao Hara Quartet (Gaumy Jam Records 2015) / “Time In Delight” Tomonao Hara Group (Gaumy Jam Records 2017) / “Dear J.C. ~ Dedicate to John Coltrane ~” Tomonao Hara & Hiroshi Ikejiri (Gaumy Jam Records 2018) / “Circle Round” Tomonao Hara Group (Gaumy Jam Records 2020)

Tomomi Suzuki

Newscaster

Tomomi Suzuki is a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Kokushikan University, and a guest researcher at the Transnational HRM Research Institute, Waseda University. She is also a member of the press for the Japan National Press Club and a financial planner. In addition, she is a Jazz EMP ambassador, an ambassador for the comprehensive performing arts stage “Ichiryu Manbai A SEED,” and a personal colorist. Tomomi Suzuki holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Saitama University’s Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Department of Economics and Management. She is an anchor for “Tokyo Market Wide,” “WORLD MARKETZ,” and “Tokyo Financial Street” (STOCKVOICE TV) the first terrestrial TV programs to broadcast stock market conditions, and also appears on radio programs such as TOKYO-FM and Radio NIKKEI, while her columns have been serialized in NIKKEI STYLE, QUICK, Mynavi, FinTech Journal, and so forth. She has conducted numerous interviews with politicians both in Japan and overseas, corporate executives, Hollywood stars, and others. Examples of her major works are “The Power of Reckoning to Extend The Life of Assets” (Shasta International) and “From a Deflationary to an Inflationary Mind-set” (Shueisha).

KIKAWADA Hitoshi

State Minister of Cabinet Office (Financial Services)
Member of the House of Representatives (fourth term)
Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
Saitama 3rd Electoral District

Career
・ State Minister of Cabinet Office (2021 – present)
・ Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (2015 – 2016)
・ Member of the House of Representatives (2012 – present)
・ Researcher at the Ocean Policy Research Foundation (2010 – 2011)
・ Chief Researcher for UNEP Northwest Pacific Action Plan (2004 – 2006)

Education
Earned a Master’s Degree in Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, the University of Maryland

Kazuhiro Nishimura

Operating Officer, Tokyu Fudosan Holdings Corporation;
Operating Officer, TOKYU LAND CORPORATION

Apr 1998TOKYU LAND CORPORATION

Apr 2014Tokyu Fudosan Holdings Corporation
OPERATING OFFICER
(Corporate Planning Department)

Apr 2016TOKYU HANDS INC.
Director & Executive Officer

Apr 2017TOKYU HANDS INC.
Director & Managing Executive Officer

Apr 2018Tokyu Fudosan Holdings Corporation
OPERATING OFFICER
(Group Finance Department, Group Accounting Department, Group Planning Policy Department)
TOKYU LAND CORPORATION
OPERATING OFFICER
(Finance Department,Accounting Department,Planning Policy Department)

Apr 2021Tokyu Fudosan Holdings Corporation
OPERATING OFFICER
(Corporate Communication Department, Group Planning Strategy Department, Group Finance Department)
TOKYU LAND CORPORATION
OPERATING OFFICER
(Corporate Communication Department, Planning Strategy Department, Finance Department)

Atsuhito Mori

Head of Sustainable Investment,
Japan, FTSE Russell

As Head of Sustainable Investment, Japan, Atsuhito is responsible for FTSE Russell’s Sustainable Investment indexes, data and analytics solutions in Japan. Atsuhito has been in asset management industry for 25 years. He started his career as hedge fund manager in 1995 and managed systematic CTA funds mainly for Japanese pensions and US fund of funds until 2013 as a registered CTA at CFTC. He joined the Dutch asset management company Robeco as investment officer in 2013 where he worked with investment teams at the Netherlands and was responsible for developing its Japanese business with ESG integrated products. In 2015, Atsuhito joined Orix Bank and became head of asset management, developing the fund distribution business with selected ESG products both for individuals via its internet platform and institutional investors in Japan. He also made investment columns in magazines and lectured in online seminars as ESG investment advisor. He joined FTSE Russell of the London Stock Exchange Group in September 2021.

Takanobu Suehiro

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Wholesale Banking Unit.
General Manager of Wholesale Banking Unit,
Sustainable Business Promotion Dept.

Oct 2020 – Present (Tokyo) Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Wholesale Banking Unit. General Manager of Wholesale Banking Unit , Sustainable Business Promotion Dept.
Oct 2011 – Oct 2020 (Tokyo) Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, CSR(Corporate Sustainability) Dept.
General Manager of CSR Dept.(April 2017-Oct 2018) General Manager of Corporate Sustainability Dept(Oct 2018-Oct 2020)
Oct 2004 – Oct 2011 (Tokyo) Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Human Resources Dept. Training Institute.
Manager of Corporate Banking Staff Training Group(Oct 2010-Oct 2011)

Akiko OSAWA

Nippon Life Insurance Company
Director Executive Officer Chief Investment Officer

Education
1984-1988 University of Tokyo, Faculty of Science
     Degree: Bachelor of Science, March 1988
     Major: Chemistry

Employment
1988-present Nippon Life Insurance Company
7/21-present Director Executive Officer Chief Investment Officer
3/21-7/21 Executive Officer Chief Investment Officer
3/18-3/21 Executive Officer
Risk Management Department
3/16-3/18 General Manager
Osaka Planning & Public Affairs Department
3/14-3/16 Chief Representative
London Representative Office
3/11-3/14 General Manager
Financial Institution Relations and Marketing Department No.2
3/06-3/11 General Manager (3/09-) / Deputy General Manager
Public Affairs Department and CSR Promotion Office

Tadahiko Kozaki

Director of Finance Division,
Business Environment Department,
Small and Medium Enterprise Agency

Apr. 1998  Joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI; then MITI)
Jul. 2014 Director, Electricity and Gas Industry Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
Sep. 2015 Special Advisor to the Chairman, Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission
Jun. 2016  Director-General, Commerce, Industry and Labor Department, Oita Prefectural Government
Jul. 2018 Executive Secretary to Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
Jul. 2019 Director of Policy Planning Division, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium
Enterprise Agency
Jul. 2021 Director of Finance Division, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency

Mamoru Fujmoto

Executive Officer,
Head of Blockchain promotion,
SBI Holdings Inc.

After finishing masters course, he joined a large US based consulting firm and involved in various consulting projects for financial institutions. In 2000, he co-founded a fintech venture company, which was then acquired by SBI Group. In 2016, SBI established Blockchain promotion dept. and he was appointed as its head. In 2019, a joint venture with R3 was founded and he was appointed as its CEO.

Akira Ieda

Money Forward Kessai, Inc.
Chairman of the Board

Joined Money Forward in Sept. 2018.Before joining Money Forward, Akira worked for Bank of Japan for more than 30 years, his most recent responsibility as the Head of Center for Advanced Financial Technology. He also has experience working at the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Financial System and Bank Examination Department, and as Head of Kagoshima Branch.University of Tokyo (MA in Science)

YAMAJI Hiromi

President & CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
Director & Representative Executive Officer,
Group COO, Japan Exchange Group, Inc.

YAMAJI Hiromi is the President and CEO of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. and Director and Representative Executive Officer as well as Group COO of the Japan Exchange Group, Inc. Since joining the group in June 2013 as CEO of the Osaka Exchange. Inc., he has led the developing of the strong derivatives arm of Japan Exchange Group. He now keeps leading this active role into the Japanese Equity Market after his appointment as CEO of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in April 2021.
Before joining the group, Mr YAMAJI had 36 years experience specialising in the investment banking area and served as Executive Vice President, and Head of Global Investment Banking at Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. During his professional career, he worked in Europe and the US for 18 years and served as President and CEO of Nomura Europe Holdings plc in London, and Chairman of Nomura Holding America Inc. in New York. He graduated from the Law Faculty at Kyoto University, and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gary Stanton

Secretary General, International Bankers Association of Japan (IBA)

Gary has over 40 years’ experience in Financial Services working with Banking and Securities firms on domestic and cross border business. During the 1980s and early 1990s he worked in senior roles for several major global banks and securities firms in Japan, developing international business. Between 1992 and 2014 he worked outside Japan in Private Banking in Geneva and subsequently, in the UK as a consultant on Japanese Business. In 2007 he joined the major global firm EY in the UK, latterly becoming advisory leader for their Japanese financial services business in EMEIA. In 2014 he returned to Japan to EY Japan’s Financial Services Advisory Practice. He became Secretary General of the International Bankers Association of Japan in January 2019.Gary has strong Financial Services Business, Regulation and Technology knowledge and is a fluent Japanese speaker. He is also an early-stage technology investor.He is married with 3 children.

Yuko Kawai

Japan Digital Design Inc., CEO

Yuko joined Japan Digital Design, Inc. , an affiliate of MUFG, in November 2020 after having worked in the market division for a U.S. financial institution, followed by an independent think tank, and several positions at the Bank of Japan, including Financial Market Analysis, Financial Institution Risk Management, FinTech, in locations such as Hong Kong, London, and Kochi, Japan, etc.). She currently uses her expertise in digitalization projects for financial services. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

LAURENT DEPUS

MEMBER OF THE BOARD, SMBC TRUST BANK

Senior leadership positions in the financial services industry for 35 years in Europe, South-East Asia and since 1988, in Japan. Experience in Banking, Securities, Trust Banking and Wealth Management. Between 2003-2021, contributor to key discussions on business, regulation and governance matters at the International Bankers Association of Japan (IBAJ). Appointed as a Director of IBAJ in 2012 and Vice Chairman in 2020-2021. A Belgian citizen, Depus began his banking career in 1987 at The Chase Manhattan Bank in Luxembourg before moving to Tokyo in 1988 and London in 1995.He joined BankBoston in Singapore in 1997 and returned to Japan to join Societe Generale in 2001. At Societe Generale he served in various roles, including COO of Corporate Investment Banking Japan, President & CEO of Societe Generale Securities North Pacific Japan, President & CEO of Societe Generale Private Banking Japan Ltd. and Chief Country Officer, Societe Generale Group Japan. In 2013, he joined SMBC Trust Bank as Chairman and Director upon the acquisition by SMBC of the Societe Generale Trust Banking license. He has served as a Director of the Board at SMBC Trust Bank since its establishment. From late 2014 until October 2021 he served as Natixis Senior Country Manager for Japan, President & Representative Director of Natixis Japan Securities Co., Ltd. and member of the Executive Committee of Natixis CIB Asia Pacific.He is the Representative Director of Escapade Japan Co. Ltd. supporting financial institutions on governance and organizational matters.Laurent studied linguistics in Belgium, Spain and the UK. He is a graduate of Institut Libre Marie Haps, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Jesper Koll

Japan Catalyst, Inc.
Senior Global Advisor

Jesper Koll has been researching and investing in Japan since becoming a resident in 1986. Over the past two decades, Jesper has been consistently recognized as one of the top Japan strategists/economists, having worked as Chief Strategist and Head of Research for U.S. investment banks J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch. He currently serves as Expert Director for the Monex Group and the Japan Catalyst Fund (Japan’s 1st retail investor based corporate engagement/activist fund). His analysis and insights have earned him a position on several Japanese government and corporate advisory committees. Jesper serves as Board Director of OIST, the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology and is a Founder and Board Director of the Asia Society Japan and heads their Policy Committee. He is one of the few non-Japanese members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives; and serves on the board of several Japan-based start-ups. He has written three books in Japanese and, in 2021, created the acclaimed video/pod-cast series “Japan - Capitalism that works”. Jesper is an economist, angel-investor, patron; and yes, a Japan Optimist.

David Semaya

Executive Chairman and Representative Director

David Semaya is Executive Chairman and Representative Director of SUMITOMO MITSUI TRUST ASSET MANAGEMENT Co., Ltd. His thirty year career spans three continents in executive leadership roles in financial services across the US, Europe, and Asia. Now based in Tokyo, he joined SuMiTAM in April 2018. Previously, David served as Executive Chairman of Nikko Asset Management for four years both in London and in Tokyo. Prior to returning to Japan, he was with Barclays PLC as CEO of UK and Ireland Wealth Management, and Chairman of Barclays Asset Management Ltd. Prior to 2009, he served as CEO for Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock) Europe and Asia. Until 2004, David was with Merrill Lynch and Co. in a variety of executive leadership positions in both Asset Management and Investment Banking in New York and Tokyo.
David was also formerly a Trustee Director for one of Europe’s largest pension funds and served on the board of the Investment Association and the Wealth Management Association (UK). He currently serves as Chairman of the ICI Pacific Policy Council. David holds a BA from The University of Florida, a Masters in Education from Temple University and has completed the Stanford/NUS Executive Program in International Management. He is a dual US/UK National and is fluent in the Japanese language.

Nicolas Mackel

CEO of Luxembourg for Finance, the Agency for the Development of the Financial Centre

Nicolas Mackel is CEO of Luxembourg for Finance, the Agency for the Development of the Financial Centre, since July 2013. Nicolas is a career diplomat. He has graduated with a law degree from the University of Aix-en-Provence, and holds two post‐graduate diplomas in European law from the Sorbonne University, respectively the College of Europe in Bruges where he the also served as a teaching assistant in the Law Department. He worked as a legal clerk at the European Court of Justice before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1999. His assignments focused on the successive EU Treaty negotiations (Amsterdam, Nice, Constitution, Lisbon).
Nicolas was consecutively posted at Luxembourg's Permanent Representation to the EU (2002‐07), as Deputy Chief of Mission at Luxembourg's Embassy in Washington DC (2007‐11) and as Consul General in Shanghai (2011‐13) where he was in charge of promoting Luxembourg's economic interests throughout China as the Executive Director of the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office.

Philippe Richard

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET

Mr Philippe Richard joined the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in October 2015. He heads the regulatory-related international activities and collaborations with key international organisations and national regulators. He support the FSRA in maintaining an active communication and contribution to discussions on fostering global financial stability and shaping international financial regulatory reforms. Prior to joining ADGM’s FSRA, Philippe was the Director of the International Affairs Department at the French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) overseeing all matters related to prudential and accounting regulations in the banking and insurance sectors. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the United Arab Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority between 2008 and 2009. From 2001 to 2008, he was the Secretary General of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). During his tenure at IOSCO, Philippe was actively involved in the development of the Multilateral Agreement for the exchange of information and in the implementation of the IOSCO Principles. In his earlier career, Philippe was also a Personal Assistant to Jacques de Larosière, the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) from 1993 to 1997.

Arnaud de Bresson

CEO, Paris EUROPLACE

Arnaud de Bresson was born in 1955. He graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1978), University of Paris II (1978) and University of Paris X (1977).

Since 1993, Arnaud de Bresson is Managing Director of Paris EUROPLACE, the organisation whose role is to promote the French financial marketplace.
Paris EUROPLACE gathers the major players of the Paris financial market place, French and international issuers, investors, banks and financial institutions, as well as the market Authorities. Arnaud de Bresson is also Managing Director of the Institut Europlace de Finance (EIF), created in 2003, and Vice-President of FINANCE INNOVATION, the Paris international financial services cluster launched in 2007.

From 1985 to 1992, he was Director of TGF (a fund management company part of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations group) and Managing Director of FICOM (financial communications). From 1981 to 1985, he was Project Manager for AFME (Agence française pour la maîtrise de l’énergie), after being a financial Analyst in the “Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations,” in 1980 and 1981.

He is Board Member of AFFINE (a listed real estate company). He is also Board Member of the Investment Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), The Institut Français des Administrateurs (IFA) and the Comité France-Chine.

Keiichi Aritomo

Executive Director of FinCity.Tokyo

Keiichi Aritomo is Executive Director of FinCity.Tokyo which is to continuously promote Tokyo as a leading global financial city. Keiichi is also a co-founder and Board Director of JIAM (the Consortium for Japan International Asset
Management Center). He is also Asia Head of Kensho Technologies, LLC, a leading financial AI solution provider and a subsidiary of S&P. Keiichi used to be a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Deloitte and PwC, where he specialized in financial services industry and technology strategies across North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and Japan.

Jochen Biedermann

Managing Director, World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC)

Jochen Biedermann serves as Managing Director of the World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC), an international non-profit association registered in Brussels. WAIFC represents leading international financial centres across four continents.In addition, Jochen is the CEO of Blockchain Asia Ltd., a Blockchain company founded in Hong Kong in 2016.He serves as an expert to the Sino-German Center for Finance and Economics in Frankfurt, which is backed by the central banks, government institutions and leading universities in China and Germany.Jochen is Senior Advisor at Frankfurt Main Finance, the initiative of Frankfurt financial centre, where he takes care of development and implementing partnerships between Frankfurt and other international financial centres.Furthermore, he is the FinTech coordinator for the EU Financial Centre Roundtable, a member of the Advisory Council on FinTech of Astana International Financial Centre, a mentor at Accelerator Frankfurt and a mentor at Plug and Play Tech Center.From 1999 to 2013 Jochen worked for Deutsche Boerse Group. As SVP for International Affairs, he oversaw its business in emerging markets.Since 2001 he regularly serves as a lecturer at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management as well as a supervisor of its MBA students.Jochen holds a diploma in mathematics & computer science from the University of Goettingen and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Cottbus, Germany.

Yuriko Koike

Governor of Tokyo

Apr. 1998 Joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI; then MITI)
Jul. 2014 Director, Electricity and Gas Industry Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
Sep. 2015 Special Advisor to the Chairman, Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission
Jun. 2016 Director-General, Commerce, Industry and Labor Department, Oita Prefectural Government
Jul. 2018 Executive Secretary to Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
Jul. 2019 Director of Policy Planning Division, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium
Enterprise Agency
Jul. 2021 Director of Finance Division, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency


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