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Izumi Kobayashi
Vice-President at Keizai Doyukai Association of Corporate Executives (2015 - 19) and Co-Chair, Women Corporate Directors, Japan


Izumi Kobayashi was appointed a Vice Chair of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) in April 2015. She is currently an external director of Ana Holdings Inc., Mitsui & Co. Ltd and Mizuho Financial Group.

Between November 2008 and June 2013 she was CEO and Executive Vice President of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (‘MIGA’) in the World Bank Group. Prior to joining MIGA, she was President and Representative Director of Merrill Lynch Japan. She held a number of high-level global leadership roles with Merrill Lynch after joining in 1985. She is a former director of the Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd. She started her career with Mitsubishi Chemical Industries Ltd (currently Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation) in 1981.

She is active in promoting opportunities for women and young professionals in the workplace and is Co-Chair of Women Corporate Directors, Japan Chapter.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Closing remarks: the corporate governance case for integrated reporting