Mr. Toyoo GYOHTEN
Mr. Toyoo Gyohten is President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs. Having graduated from the University of Tokyo, Mr. Gyohten joined the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1955. Before he was appointed Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs in 1986, he occupied various senior positions including Director-General of International Finance Bureau at the Ministry of Finance and also served for the IMF and the Asian Development Bank on lease. After his retirement in 1989 he was a visiting professor at Harvard University, Princeton University and the University of St. Gallen. In 1992 he became Chairman of the Bank of Tokyo, Ltd. (currently the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.). Since 1995, he has been President of the IIMA and has concurrently served as Senior Advisor to the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd since 2006.
Mr. Gyohten also chaired Working Party III of the OECD (1988-90) and the Institute of International Finance (1994-97). He was appointed as a special advisor to Prime Minister Obuchi in 1998, advisor to the Cabinet Secretariat (special envoy to Prime Minister), and more recently was a Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance.