IBA Japan Secretariat Staff

Gary Stanton FCSI, Secretary General

Gary Stanton assumed the role of Secretary General of IBA Japan in January 2019.

He has had a long career as a practitioner, and more recently as a Consultant and Senior Advisor, working with both Japanese and Inbound Financial Services Firms on Regulation, Business Operations and Technology. Gary has held senior roles in the Banking, Securities and Wealth Management Sectors.

He was one of the early practitioners involved in developing the market in Japan for Foreign Fixed Income and Equities in the 1980s and early 1990s. From 1993, for 21-years, Gary lived and worked outside Japan, predominantly on Cross Border Japanese Business. He returned to work in Japan in August 2014. During his career, he has also worked in the UK, France, Switzerland, India and several other Asia Pacific countries.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK).

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.