Masamichi Kono was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in August 2017. His portfolio includes the strategic direction of OECD policy on Environment, Development, Green Growth, Taxation, Science and Technology Policy and Innovation, Financial and Enterprise Affairs and Anti-Corruption along with representing the OECD at the Financial Stability Board meetings.
Prior to joining the OECD, Masamichi was the Vice Minister for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency, Japan (JFSA) and President of the Asian Financial Partnership Center of the JFSA. He has represented the JFSA in various international bodies and meetings, and was also responsible for co-ordinating policies relating to international affairs.
Before joining the Financial Services Agency, Masamichi was the Secretary to the WTO Financial Services Committee between 1994 and 1999, as Counsellor of the Trade in Services Division, World Trade Organisation.
He has had a long career in financial supervision and the regulation of financial services, both in Japan and in the international arena. He holds a BA in law from the Tokyo University.