Masamichi Kono


Mr. Masamichi Kono was appointed Deputy Secretary-General in August 2017. His portfolio includes the strategic direction of OECD policy on environment, green growth, financial and enterprise affairs, and anti-corruption. He also represents the OECD at the Financial Stability Board meetings. His extensive experience in banking regulation has been instrumental in engaging with the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs and the financial market sphere.

Mr. Kono has had a long career in financial supervision and the regulation of financial services, in Japan and globally. He was the Vice Minister for International Affairs of the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA) and President of the Asian Financial Partnership Center of the JFSA.

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).