IBA Secretariat Staff

Paul Hunter, Secretary General

Paul Hunter is the Secretary General of the International Bankers Association of Japan and in that role he is also head of the secretariat to the Japan Financial Markets Council (JFMC). Paul joined IBA Japan in 2012 to head and run the trade association representing foreign banks and securities companies in Japan and his role includes carrying out domestic and international advocacy and policy work.

Prior to joining IBA Japan he was a diplomat, a financial regulator and a government survey research statistician.

Between 2008 and 2012 Paul represented British economic interests in Japan at the British Embassy in Tokyo, heading the department responsible for economics, finance and trade policy.

From 2000 he spent eight years at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in London carrying out various regulatory strategy, policy, and risk and research roles. Roles included: head of department for regulatory strategy; head of department for risk and analysis of small firms; and in charge of pensions policy.

Between 1989 and 2000 Paul worked at the Office for National Statistics managing large-scale survey research projects and carrying out analysis and statistical research into a variety of subjects. Roles included head of financial surveys.

Paul has degrees in politics and in statistical and qualitative research methods from the Queen's University Belfast and 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.

Carlo Geraci, Marketing and Member Relations Manager

Carlo Geraci joined the International Bankers Association of Japan in 2015 and is responsible for its member relations and marketing.

Previously he was a lecturer in International Management at Rikkyo University in Tokyo where he continued his research in the areas of expatriate management and international HR management. Before moving to Tokyo he worked within the financial services industry in the UK and Italy.

Carlo holds a BA in Japanese Studies from Rome University ‘La Sapienza` and a master`s degree in International Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Azusa Takeda, Coordinator

Kumiko Yamaguchi, Finance & Administration Manager