Masamichi Kono was appointed Deputy Secretary-General in August 2017. His portfolio includes OECD policy on environment, green growth and financial and enterprise affairs. He also represents the OECD at the Financial Stability Board.
Mr Kono has had a long career in financial supervision and the regulation of financial services, in Japan and globally. He was Vice Minister for International Affairs of the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA), prior to his appointment at the OECD.
He served as Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Technical Committee (April 2011-May 2012), and thereafter as Chairman of the IOSCO Board (until March 2013). He was also the Co-chair of the Financial Stability Board Regional Consultative Group for Asia (July 2013-June 2015), and Chairman of the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board (February 2013-June 2016). Previously, he was Secretary to the World Trade Organization’s Trade in Financial Services Committee (1995-99).