Senior Advisor, MUFG Bank
Trustee, IFRS Foundation
Masamichi Kono is the Senior Advisor of MUFG Bank and a Member of the Global Advisory Board of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). He has served as a trustee of the IFRS Foundation since July 2021. He also served as the Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD from August 2017 until October 2021. His portfolio included navigating strategic direction of OECD policy on environment, tax, trade and agriculture, along with financial and organizational affairs.
Prior to joining the OECD, Masamichi was the Vice Minister for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency, Japan (JFSA) and the President of the Asian Financial Partnership Center of the JFSA. He served as Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Technical Committee, and thereafter as Chairman of the IOSCO Board. He was also Co-chair of the Financial Stability Board’s regional consultative group for Asia, and served as Chair of the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board from 2013 to 2016.