Advisory board

Advisory board

Toru Morinishi

Head of Regulatory Strategy / Head of Sustainability Office


Toru Morinishi is the Head of Regulatory Strategy and Head of Sustainability Office for Mizuho Financial Group since 2018.  As the Head of Regulatory Strategy he is responsible for research and advocacy in relation to global financial regulation, and as the Head of Sustainability Office he is responsible for developing sustainability strategy for Mizuho.  Prior to his current roles he was a Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning Department since 2013.

In his previous positions, he was a senior credit analyst for project and structured finance deals in Mizuho’s London Branch during 2010-2013, and was engaged in investor relations in New York Branch during 2007-2010.

Yuji Nakata

Executive Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer

Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Risk Officer of Nomura Holdings, Inc. Nakata previously served in various senior management roles including the Head of Global Markets in Europe and the COO in Asia region.

Koji Takahashi

General Manager, Risk Management Department

Sompo Holdings, Inc.

General Manager Risk Management Department Sompo Holdings, Inc. 

Mr. Koji Takahashi is General Manger of Risk Management Department of Sompo Holdings, Inc.  He assumed the role in April 2018 and has been responsible for overall risk management of Sompo Group, which holds the largest Japanese P&C insurance company, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Inc.  

He is responsible for managing whole spectrum of risks around the complex business portfolio of Sompo Group by making robust Enterprise Risk Management framework. 

Prior to leading Risk Management Department, he was Managing Director of Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd. (2016 to 2017).  Before assuming Managing Director role, he was Senior Division Manager of Corporate Planning Division where he was responsible for Risk Management, Governance and Compliance of the Singapore insurer. (2012 to 2015) 

His prior responsibilities also include Planning Manager at Reinsurance Department (2006 to 2012) and Aviation Underwriter at Aviation Insurance Department (1991 to 2003) of Sompo Japan Insurance, Inc. 

He has a degree of MBA from University of California, Irvine (2006), and BA from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (1991). 

Toshihiro Yanase

Senior Manager, Global Compliance Officer


Toshihiro Yanase is currently in charge of global compliance for overseas bases. He is the Senior Manager of Global Compliance Office of the Compliance Department.

Toshihiro Yanase was in charge of the market risk and liquidity risk at the NY branch for six months two years ago whe he was the Vice President Financial Risk Management.

Before that, Toshihiro was mainly in charge of liquidity regulation, risk appetite framework, BCBS 239 project for over ten years. He was also the Head of Risk Aggregation & Strategy Team in the Risk Management Department.

Yasuhisa Watanabe


RGA Reinsurance Company, Japan

Yasuhisa Watanabe is Chief Financial Officer & Chief Risk Officer of RGA Reinsurance Company, Japan Branch. He serves on Japan Management Board and chairs Investment committee, Compliance committee and Audit & Risk Management committee in Japan.

He had several finance leadership roles at PCA, Merrill Lynch, ING etc prior to joining RGA in 2004. He holds EMBA and US CPA (N.J) license and is a member of Keizai Doyukai (“Japan Association of Corporate Executives”).

Satoshi Kumeta

Director, Financial Engineering Group Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Dept.


Satoshi Kumeta is Head of XVA in FICC, where he owns planning and development of XVA accounting and regulation such as FRTB-CVA, and management CVA hedge to control P&L as well. He belonged to model development division in MUFG Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities as Quants for more than 10 years prior to joining Daiwa Securities, and responsible for model development of plain vanilla/exotic products mainly for commodity and interest rate. He also contributed to introduction of OIS discounting and CVA accounting. Satoshi has Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from Tokyo Institute of Technology. 

Naoki Iida

Vice President, Collateral Management Group, Inter-Market Settlement Dept,