Hiroshi Watanabe


After graduated from the University of Tokyo, Mr. Watanabe joined the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1972 and he graduated with Master of Arts (Economics) from Brown University. Before he was appointed to Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs in 2004, he occupied various senior positions including Director-General of International Bureau, Personal Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and Director positions of Secretarial Division, Property Tax Policy Division and Indirect Tax Policy Division at the Ministry of Finance. He also served for the JCIF on lease. After his retirement in 2007 he was a professor at the Graduate School of Commerce and Management of Hitotsubashi University. From 2008 to 2016, he served as CEO of Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Since October 2016, he has been the President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA).


Hiroaki Fujisue


Mr Fujisue graduated with BA in Law from Kyushu University and joined The Bank of Tokyo, Ltd. (now MUFG Bank, Ltd.) as a graduate in 1983 and graduated with MBA from Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in 1989.  He since has worked on corporate advisory, corporate banking, investment banking and risk management and been posted to London three times for 12 years in total at MUFG Bank.

Since 2010 he was appointed as Executive Officer and Head of Investment Banking Credit Division, Investment Banking Division for EMEA in London and International Credit Division in Tokyo.  Since 2015 he was appointed as Managing Executive Officer and Senior Managing Executive Officer, managing the credit risk globally.  From 2018 to 2020 he served as the member of Audit & Supervisory Committee and the Board of Directors of MUFG Bank.

Since June 2020 he has been Managing Director of the IIMA.