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Mr. Shigeo Kashiwagi

aileen (Member since 2017)

Mr. Shigeo Kashiwagi has been teaching economic policy making and international finance at the Graduate School of Business and Commerce of Keio University, as a full-time professor between June 2007 and March 2016 and as a guest professor since April 2016. He has been teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in English, on issues such as policy implications of economic globalization and regional integration, international finance, fiscal policies, and the Japanese economy.

Mr. Kashiwagi has written extensively on economic policy issues, international finance issues and the Japanese economy. He has also attended conferences and gave lectures and speeches at numerous fora in various countries.

Prior to joining academia, Mr. Kashiwagi was with the Japanese Ministry of Finance for a long time. He held various policy making positions in the areas of international finance, domestic financial sector issues, and macroeconomic policies. He was Director of International Organizations Division of the International Finance Bureau during 1993-94, Director of the Securities Market Division of the Securities Bureau during 1996-98, Director of the Coordination Division, Financial Systems Planning Bureau during 1998-1999, Director-General of the Tokai Regional Finance Bureau during 1999-2000, and Executive Vice-President of the Policy Research Institute during 2003-04.

During his 34-year career at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, Mr. Kashiwagi also acquired broad knowledge and wide experience with international financial institutions, in particular the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He was seconded to the IMF on three occasions and spent 10 years in total in Washington DC; first, as an economist at the Asian Department during 1981-85, secondly, as a Senior Advisor at the Policy Development and Review Department during 2000-03, and thirdly as an Executive Director for Japan during 2004-07. He was also an Executive Director for Japan at the ADB during 1994-96.

Mr. Kashiwagi is also concurrently Senior Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Japanese Ministry of Finance. In this capacity, between July 2008 and November 2015, he served as non-resident First Vice-Rector of the Banking and Finance Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to contribute to the human resource development of this country, in the area of banking and finance.

In the corporate world, Mr. Kashiwagi has had considerable experience of sitting on the Board of a major financial institution and acquired hands-on experience of corporate governance matters. He was an outside-member of the Audit and Supervisory Board of the Tokai-Tokyo Financial Holdings Company between 2009 and 2016, and has been a non-executive Board member and a member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee of the same company since June 2016.

Mr. Kashiwagi was also a member of the Advisory Board of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on its management and effective utilization of public funds, between 2010 and September 2016.

Mr. Shigeo Kashiwagi was born in 1950 in Japan. He received his BA in Economics in 1973 from Keio University and received his Master’s degree in Public Affairs in 1977 from Princeton University.