Hiroki Sampei (2019 Annual)

Head of Engagement
Fidelity International, Japan

Hiroki was appointed the Head of Engagement of Japan in January 2017 and has been engaging with management of investee companies on their business model and strategies to promote competitive value creation and provide guidance for better outcomes. He joined Fidelity in 2007 as a Director of Research. He has more than 30 years of experience in investing in equities globally and 14 years of shareholder engagement. Prior to joining Fidelity, he has experience in various investment management roles and was an equity analyst/fund manager in Nippon Life Insurance Co and its asset management arms.

Hiroki is an active member of working groups and regulatory councils in Japan advising on the capital market, corporate governance and ESG issues. These include the task force of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) to the Financial Services Agency (FSA) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), to name a few.

Participation in working groups, councils or membership of professional bodies:

A member of Corporate Reporting Lab (METI)

A judge of CFA Institute Research Challenge Japan final

A member of Integrated Reporting & ESG Dialogue Forum of the METI

A member of the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice (re: revision of the Companies Act)

A member of the Council of Experts Concerning the Follow-up of Japan’s Stewardship Code and Japan’s Corporate Governance Code (FSA)

A member of the Disclosure Working Group of the Financial System Council (FSA)

A member of Study Group for Industrial Safety Incentivization by Sustainable Investment (METI)

A member of Fair M&A Guidelines Review Committee (METI)

A member of Study Group on Best Practice of Corporate Disclosure (FSA)

A member of the Market Structure Expert Group of the Financial System Council (FSA)

A founding member of the Forum of Investors Japan – voluntary investment professional group