Paul Hunter, Secretary General
Paul Hunter is the Secretary General of the International Bankers Association of Japan which is a trade association representing the interests of nearly 60 foreign banks and securities companies based in Japan, as well as over 30 associate members from the financial services sectors. He has overall responsibility for the running of the association and the Secretariat and is involved all its various outputs involved policy, advocacy, communications and member services driven activities. He is also head of the secretariat to the Japan Financial Markets Council - a grouping of the five Japanese institutions and five foreign firms active in Japanese capital markets and assumed both these roles in 2012.
Paul was previously the Economic Counsellor at the British Embassy in Tokyo (2008-12) where he was head of the department responsible for economics, finance and trade policy. Prior to moving to Tokyo he worked for eight years at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in London undertaking a number of strategy, regulatory policy, and risk and research roles. Between 1989-2000 Paul worked at the Office for National Statistics including as head of financial surveys. Paul received his BA in politics from the Queen's University Belfast and his MSc in statistical and qualitative research methods from the University of Surrey. He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
Iwao Toriumi, Senior Manager
Iwao Toriumi joined IBA Japan in May 2008 and is in charge of banking-related issues.
He previously served at the Bank of Japan for almost 20 years where he produced economic research and statistics, liaised with international financial organizations, and provided technical assistance to central banks in Asia. He was also seconded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (as an officer responsible for macro economic policies) and the Cabinet Office (as an economist).
He holds a BA in Political Science from Waseda University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Naoyuki Goto, Senior Manager
Naoyuki Goto joined IBA Japan in September 2015 and is in charge of Securities and Capital markets.
Goto was previously with the Industrial Bank of Japan, Mizuho Corporate Bank, and more recently with DIAM Asset Management.
His experience has been in corporate finance and investment areas, moving from business relationship functions to compliance, legal, and internal control responsibility directly dealing with a variety of investment funds.
Goto holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Tokyo, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Stanford University.
Mark Kuroda Ortega, Marketing and Member Relations Manager
Mark Kuroda Ortega joined IBA Japan in 2017 and is responsible for the seminar series, marketing and communications, including website and media management. Prior to joining IBA Japan he worked in Human Resources in various industries. Mark has a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Nagoya University.
Kumiko Yamaguchi, Finance & Administration Manager
Shoko Tanaka, Executive Assistant
Shoko Tanaka is Executive Assistant to the Secretary General, and joined IBA Japan in 2018, having previously worked as a Research Assistant at a research institute in Tokyo. She has a BA in Politics and Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK, and a MA in Political Science from the University of Bologna, Italy.