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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Decision making and effective leadership—policy practitioners’ experience sharing 2022年06月15日(水)

Guest Speaker Seminar

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In conjunction with Learning Public Policy Decision Making by Case Method (Course No. 5130325/5179005)

Series on policy practitioners’ sharing of decision making experiences

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 18:45-20:30 (JST) | In-person in Seminar Room E & online | In English

Decision making and effective leadership

Ms. Megumi Muto, Vice President (development finance, mobilization, partnership), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Moderator: Prof. Toshiro Nishizawa, assisted by Striratna ‘Tita’ Nityahayu

Guest speaker seminar series for UTokyo students and faculty members

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About the guest speaker 

Ms. Megumi Muto

Before being appointed Vice President in February 2021, Ms. Megumi Muto held leadership roles at Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development, Global Environment Department, and the France office. From 2010 to 2015, she was responsible for the Philippines and the Pacific. Ms. Muto has written extensively in the area of impact evaluation. She has also co-led a WB-ADB-JICA book on the impact of climate change on Asian coastal mega cities. She received her Master’s in Public Affairs from Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and her Ph.D. from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).


(Upcoming event)

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 18:45-20:30 (JST) | In-person in Seminar Room E & online | In English

Mr. Takehiko Nakao, Chairman of the Institute at Mizuho Research Technologies Ltd.; former President of Asian Development Bank (ADB)

About the guest speaker

Mr. Takehiko Nakao

Mr. Nakao is currently the Chairman of the Institute at Mizuho Research & Technologies, Ltd. Concurrently, he teaches as Visiting Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo. From April 2013 to January 2020, Mr. Nakao served as President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), based in Manila, with a membership of 68 countries, including 46 regional developing countriesMr. Nakao was the Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs between 2011 and 2013. He was in charge of foreign exchange markets, G20 and G7 processes, ASEAN+3 financial cooperation, and bilateral financial relations with the US, Asian countries, and European countries. Mr. Nakao has gained extensive experience in international finance and development since he joined the Ministry of Finance in 1978. He was assigned as Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC between 2005 and 2007 and worked as an advisor at IMF’s Policy Development and Review Department between 1994 and 1997. He has published books and numerous papers on financial and economic issues in Japanese and English. He took the initiative and was a “lead editor”  for the ADB’s recent publication of  “Asia’s Journey to Prosperity,” a comprehensive account of Asia’s development history over these several decades. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo in 2010 and 2011. Mr. Nakao holds a BA degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo (1978) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California-Berkeley (1982).


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