Job Title: Chairman, Interim Nominating Committee
Ryozo Himino is the Chairman of the Interim Nominating Committee. He has been the vice minister for international affairs of the Financial Services Agency (JFSA), Japan’s integrated regulator of banks, insurance companies, and capital markets, since July 2016.
From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Himino was the secretary general of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and helped the Committee finalize the Basel II framework. He was the chairman of the Standard Implementation Group of the Basel Committee from 2011 to 2012 and had led the Committee’s efforts to design and launch a comprehensive Basel III implementation review program. He was the chairman of the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board untill February 2017 and on IOSCO’s Asia Pacific Regional Committee untill September 2017. He serves as the chairman of the Audit Quality Round Table, which operates under the auspices of the Standing Committee on Supervisory and Regulatory Cooperation of the Financial Stability Board. He is a member of the Financial Stability Board and its Steering Committee.
His past assignments at the JFSA include Deputy Director-General, responsible for the supervision of large banks and insurance companies; Deputy Director-General in charge of corporate disclosure, accounting, auditing and governance; Director, Bank Supervision Division I (large banks); and Director, Securities Business Division.
Mr. Himino published “Basel II – towards a new common language” (BIS Quarterly Review, September 2004), “A counter-cyclical Basel II” (Risk, March 2009), “Japanese responses to asset price bubbles: Comparison with the US” (Public Policy Review, March 2016), Aristide Maillol (the French sculptor’s biography in Japanese) and Introduction to I-Ching: What if Confucius reads Sophocles? (in Japanese).
He graduated from the University of Tokyo (LL.B.) in 1983 and the Harvard Business School (MBA) in 1987.