Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Mr. Masamichi Kono was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD in August 2017. His portfolio includes the strategic direction of OECD policy on Environment, Financial and Enterprise Affairs & Anti-Corruption, Green Growth and Taxation along with representing the OECD at the Financial Stability Board meetings.
Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Kono was the Vice Minister for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency, Japan (JFSA) and President of the Asian Financial Partnership Center of the JFSA.
In that capacity, he represented the JFSA in various international bodies and meetings, and was responsible for coordinating policies relating to international affairs for the JFSA.
He has had a long career in financial supervision and the regulation of financial services, both in Japan and in the international arena, since joining the public service in 1978.
Before joining the Financial Services Agency, Mr Kono was Secretary to the WTO Financial Services Committee between 1994 and 1999, as Counsellor of the Trade in Services Division, World Trade Organisation.
He also served for 4 years at the OECD Secretariat in the Economics Department, at the beginning of his career.
Mr Kono holds a B.A. in law from Tokyo University.
Masamichi Kono will speak in Session 3 “The Future of Work”.