- Time and Date: 10:00-12:00, Friday, May 15, 2015
- Venue: The Westin Tokyo (1-4-1 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo)
NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)
Prior to his current position, Atsushi Nakajima served as Senior Managing Executive Officer & Chief Economist, Mizuho Research Institute, Ltd. (2004-2011); Executive Officer, Chief Economist & General Manager of Research Division, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. & Executive Officer, Chief Economist of Mizuho Research Institute, Ltd. (2003-2004); Chief Economist of Mizuho Research Institute, Ltd. & Chief Economist & General Manager of Research Division, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. (2002-2003); Chief Economist & General Manager, Research Department, Head Office, the Industrial Bank of Japan Ltd.(IBJ); President, Banque IBJ (France) S.A.; Senior Deputy General Manager, Industrial Research Department, Head Office, IBJ; Senior Manager, International Finance Department, Head Office, IBJ.
Mr. Nakajima graduated from the University of Tokyo with a BA in Faculty of Law.
Keynote Speech "Challenges of Green Growth"
TAMAKI Rintaro (Deputy Secretary General, OECD)
Rintaro Tamaki was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD on August 1, 2011. His portfolio includes the strategic direction of OECD Policy on Environment, Development, Green Growth, Taxation, Inclusive Growth, Policy Alignment for Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy along with representing the OECD externally on Financial Issues including the FSB. Prior to joining the OECD Mr. Tamaki, a Japanese national, was Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. During his prominent 35-year career at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, he has worked on various budget, taxation, international finance and development issues. He worked as part of the OECD Secretariat from 1978-1980 in the Economic Prospects Division and from 1983-1986 in the Fiscal Affairs Division of the Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs (DAFFE). In 1994, he was posted to the World Bank as Alternate Executive Director for Japan and in 2002 as Finance Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC. He then became Deputy Director-General (2005), before becoming Director-General (2007) and subsequently Vice-Minister for International Affairs (2009) at the Ministry of Finance.
Mr. Tamaki graduated in 1976, LLB from the University of Tokyo.
"Green Growth in Asia"
MANAGI Shunsuke (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor of Technology and Policy, Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Kyushu University)
Shunsuke Managi is Professor of Technology and Policy at the Kyushu University. He is also a Fellow at Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) from 2008, Faculty Fellow at RIETI from 2008 and Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo from 2010. He has taught at Tohoku University, IESEG School of Management Lille in France, Keio University, Yokohama National University, Tokyo Institute of Technology and South Carolina State University.
His research interest includes Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Energy Economics. He graduated from Civil Engineering at Kyushu University.
Dr. Managi holds a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from University of Rhode Island.
"Green Growth in Japan: Future Prospects"
OHASHI Hiroshi (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo)
Hiroshi Ohashi has been Professor, Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo since 2012. He was Assistant Professor in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia in 2000-2003 and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo in 2003-2012. He is also a Faculty Fellow at RIETI from 2006 and Program Director from 2012. He is Principal Research Officer at Competition Policy Research Center (CPRC) at the JFTC from 2011. He was also Chief Research Officer at National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) from 2007-2011. His research field includes Industrial Organization, Competition Policy, International Trade, and Applied Econometrics.
Dr. Ohashi holds a PhD from Northwestern University.
MURAKAMI Yumiko (Head of OECD Tokyo Centre)
Prior to joining OECD, Yumiko Murakami was Managing Director with Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse and held various leadership positions in New York, London and Tokyo. She also has an experience with the United Nations where she worked with UNDP in the Caribbean and Peace Keeping Operations in Cambodia.
Ms. Murakami has an MBA from Harvard University, MA from Stanford University as well as BA from Sophia University.