Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Mon 18 Aug - Wed 20 Aug, 2014

Masamichi Kono Masamichi Kono (Faculty)

Country/Region: Japan

KPMG International

Vice Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency, The Japanese Government, Tokyo

Most Recently Attended: (2012)
Financial Regulation: Bridging Global Differences

Masamichi KONO was appointed vice commissioner for international affairs of the Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) in July 2009. In his current capacity, he represents the JFSA in various international bodies and meetings, and is responsible for coordinating policies relating to international affairs for the JFSA. He was the chairman of the IOSCO Technical Committee between April 2011 and May 2012 and thereafter has been serving as chairman of the IOSCO Board. He has a long career in financial supervision and the regulation of financial services, both in Japan and in the international arena, since joining the public service in 1978. He was secretary to the WTO Financial Services Committee between 1994 and 1999 and counselor of the Trade in Services Division. He has also served for 4 years at the OECD Secretariat. Since 2005, he is visiting professor at the University of Hiroshima, Graduate School of Social Sciences (finance program). He is a graduate of Tokyo University.