Tetsuo TAKAGI, Executive Director and Secretary General
    Born December 29, 1958 in Tokyo, Japan

Personal summary

Academic background

March 1982B.Sc. in Law, University of Tokyo, Japan
June 1986M.Sc. in Politics of the World Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science
September 1987M.Phil. in International Relations, University of Cambridge

Professional history

April 1982Joined the Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. (IBJ)
July 1990London Branch
June 1998Head Office (Structured Finance Dept., International Dept.)
April 2002IBJ to form part of Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
June 2002Mizuho Corporate Bank (Germany) A.G. (Frankfurt, Germany)
November 2003Europe Division (London, UK)
April 2008Regional Head for the Middle East (Dubai, UAE)
June 2011Joined Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd.
September 2011Chief Regional Representative, Europe, Middle East and Africa (London, UK)
March 2013Joined Japan Institute of International Affairs as Secretary General
June 2013Executive Director and Secretary General, Japan Institute of International Affairs (to present)