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                                   2010/SOM2/SOM-SFOM/WKSP/001a




                     Profile of Participants
                          Submitted by: Japan




                             Workshop on the APEC Growth Strategy
                                                  Sapporo, Japan
                                                     1 June 2010
                  2010 SOM-SFOM Workshop on the APEC Growth Strategy
                         1 June 2010, Sapporo Convention Center

                                      Profile of Participants


                                         Opening Session
Shigeru Nakamura, the current APEC 2010 SOM Chair, is the ambassador for International
Economic Affairs in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After finishing a law degree from
Hitotsubashi University in 1973, Ambassador Nakamura joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He
received a master of politics from Oxford University in 1976. He has served as, among others,
minister (Head of Chancery) of the Embassy of Japan in the UK, consul general in London, consul
general in San Francisco, ambassador in charge of reconstruction assistance in Iraq, director-
general of Intelligence and Analysis Service, and Japanese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia. He has been in his current post since 2009 and APEC SOM Chair since 2010.

Masahiro Kawai is the dean and CEO of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). He was
previously head of the Office of Regional Economic Integration of the Asian Development Bank
(ADB) and special advisor to the ADB President in charge of regional economic cooperation and
integration. He was a professor of economics at the University of Tokyo (1986–2008) and assistant
and associate professor in economics at The Johns Hopkins University (1978–1986). He also
worked as chief economist for the World Bank's East Asia and the Pacific Region from 1998 to
2001, and as deputy vice minister of finance for international affairs of Japan's Ministry of Finance
from 2001 to 2003. He has published numerous books and articles on economic globalization,
regional integration and cooperation in East Asia, and the international currency system.

                               Session 1: Rebalancing for Growth
Mario B. Lamberte is currently the director for research at ADBI. Prior to joining ADBI in June
2007, he worked for the Philippine Institute for Development Studies as a research fellow (1981–
1986), vice president (1987–1997), and president (1998–2005). He also served as president of the
Philippine Economic Society in 1993. He advised the Philippine Senate on legislative measures
pertaining to financial markets and trade policy reforms, and has served as a consultant to several
multilateral and bilateral donor agencies. He has authored and coauthored several published
research papers and has edited several books. Mr. Lamberte earned his PhD in economics from
the University of the Philippines (1982) and conducted post-doctoral studies at Stanford University
(1983–1984).

Susan M. Collins is the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford
School of Public Policy and a Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Michigan.
Previously, she was a professor of economics at Georgetown University and a senior fellow with
the Brookings Institution (1992–2007) and associate professor of economics at Harvard University
(1988–1992). She has published widely in prestigious professional journals. Her research
interests center on determinants of economic growth, exchange rate regimes in developed and
developing economies, and issues raised by increasing cross-national economic integration.
Recent papers examine growth experiences in the People’s Republic of China vs. India, and
external balance adjustment postcrisis.   She edited or co-edited the annual Brookings Trade
Forum from 1999 to 2007. Ms Collins received her BA in economics from Harvard University in
1980, and her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984.

Ming Zhang is a senior research fellow and deputy head of the Department of International
Finance, Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Science
(CASS). His fields of interest include international finance and Chinese macroeconomy. He is the
author of 5 books and over 40 papers in academic journals. He also writes columns for
newspapers and magazines. Before joining IWEP, he worked as an auditor in KPMG, and a PE
fund manager in Asset Managers Group, a Japanese listed company. He received his doctorate
degree from the Graduate School of CASS.

Peter Morgan is senior consultant for research at ADBI. He has 23 years experience in the
financial sector in Asia, most recently serving in Hong Kong as Chief Asia Economist for HSBC,
responsible for macroeconomic analysis and forecasting for Asia. Before that, he served in Tokyo
as Chief Japan Economist for HSBC, and earlier held similar positions at Merrill Lynch, Barclays de
Zoete Wedd, and Jardine Fleming. Prior to entering the financial industry, he worked as a
consultant for Meta Systems in Cambridge, MA, specializing in energy and environmental areas,
including energy policy issues in Asian countries, and at International Business Information KK in
Tokyo, specializing in financial sector consulting. He earned his MA and PhD degrees in
economics from Yale University.

                                           Lunch Session
Julius Caesar Parreñas is advisor on international affairs of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ,
senior advisory fellow of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs in Tokyo and coordinator of
the Advisory Group on APEC Financial System Capacity Building. He was senior advisor of
Chinatrust Financial Holdings and the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, policy advocacy
coordinator of the Asian Bankers' Association and alternate member of the APEC Business
Advisory Council (ABAC). Mr. Parreñas received his PhD, magna cum laude, from the Ludwig
Maximilian University in Munich and has authored numerous publications on international finance
and economics.

Nobuyuki Sato is currently the director for international affairs at the Policy Research Institute,
Ministry of Finance (MOF). Previously, he was at the OECD in Paris as the senior outreach advisor
for financial sector reform under the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. He has worked
in various divisions in MOF as director, Policy Evaluation Office of the Minister’s Secretariat;
director for East Asia Financial Cooperation, International Bureau, and director for Policy Planning
& Coordination, Coordination Division, Customs and Tariff Bureau. Mr. Sato also served as the first
secretary at the Japanese Embassy in Singapore from 1995 to 1998. He received his law degree
from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and MA in economics from Christ’s College, University of
Cambridge, UK.

                                    Session 2-1: Green Finance
Kenji Hiramatsu is deputy director-general of both Economic Affairs Bureau and Latin American
and Caribbean Affairs Bureau at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Mr. Hiramatsu
graduated from the University of Kyoto and joined MOFA in 1979. His overseas diplomatic
assignments include first secretary at the Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD, minister at
the Embassy of Japan in the US, and minister and consul-general at the Embassy of Japan in the
United Kingdom. His domestic assignments include director for Second Southeast Asia Division,
director for National Security Policy Division, private secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs,
and director for Northeast Asia Division, MOFA.

Won-Jae Lee is senior director at Fitch Ratings. He joined the Presidential Committee on Green
Growth of the Korean Government in April 2009 as director for Policy Planning and Coordination—
Green Finance. Previously, he served as vice president at JPMorgan Chase Bank and at the Bank
of New York Mellon, in charge of heading the Korea sales team for corporate finance. He also
worked as vice president for the Korea Center for International Finance, a policy advisory agency
to the Korean Ministry of Finance and Economy from 1998 to 2002. He was an analyst and
treasury/derivatives dealer at Standard Chartered Bank and Royal Bank of Canada in Seoul,
Toronto, London, and Singapore between 1990 and 1996.

Takashi Hongo has been involved in environment projects such as climate change, water
shortage and bio-diversity, using his long experience in large-scale infrastructure, and industrial
and energy projects. He was deeply involved in the carbon market and initiated the Nikkei-JBIC
Carbon Price Quotation Index. He facilitated weather index insurance for the agricultural industry
using market-based approach. He contributes to numerous committees and task forces in climate
change, environment, energy, and water infrastructure.

Sylvia del Carmen Treviño Medina is project director of Mexico’s Trust Fund for Electric Energy
Saving (FIDE). She has been involved as a regional representative of Petroleos Mexicanos
(PEMEX) for the north part of Mexico. She is active in an NGO that supports countries to
strengthen their infrastructure and helps in procuring funds from different sources. She worked with
Cerrey (Mitsubishi Combustion Engineering, MHI-CE) and was a professor at several Mexican
universities.

Kurt Tong is the economic coordinator for the US State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and
Pacific Affairs and currently the US senior official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
He has spent 17 years working and studying in East Asia, including service at the US embassies in
Manila, Tokyo, Beijing, and Seoul. Most recently, he served as director for Korean Affairs at the
Department of State from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining the foreign service, Mr. Tong was an
associate with the Boston Consulting Group in Tokyo. He has published articles in Nihon Keizai
Kenkyu (an academic journal of the Japan Center for Economic Research), Foreign Policy, and the
Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars (now Critical Asian Studies). Mr. Tong holds a BA from the
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, and studied
graduate-level economics at the US Foreign Service Institute.

                               Session 2-2: Infrastructure Finance
Takeshi Kurihara is the director of the Research Division, International Bureau, Ministry of
Finance, Japan, and currently the APEC SFOM Chair. His previous positions include director for
Research and Planning Office and director of the Non-bank Financial Companies Office, both of
the Financial Services Agency; and Director of International Coordination Office, International
Bureau at the Ministry of Finance, Japan.

John Graham is a senior investment officer with the Structured & Corporate Finance Department
of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). As a senior investment officer, he leads the
analysis, negotiation, and execution of structured and project finance transactions in the
infrastructure space. Mr. Graham, a US national, is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. He
previously worked with Salomon Brothers in Mexico City and the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation in Washington, DC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree from the Georgetown University School of
Foreign Service. Mr Graham is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University teaching
international project finance and investment at the masters level.

Michael Barrow is a director in ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department focusing on lending,
investment, and guarantees for private sector infrastructure projects including Public Private
Partnerships (PPP). He oversees ADB's private infrastructure and PPP work in 15 countries with a
particular focus on the energy, transport, water, and telecommunications sectors. He was
previously a vice president in Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation's Project Finance team in
Singapore working throughout North and Southeast Asia. Before that he worked for the Deutsche
Bank Group, where he spent 13 years on various projects while based in London, Tokyo, and
Singapore where he eventually became director for project finance and director for transport. He
also acted as advisor for project finance, privatization and PPP to governments and the private
sector.

Toru Mihara is general manager of the Project Engineering Department at Mitsui Global Strategic
Studies Institute. He joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd in 1973, and has since been engaged in development
and investment of various industrial, energy, and infrastructure projects in Asia. In 1999 and 2009,
he served as an expert panelist of the Private Finance Initiative Promotion Committee of the
Cabinet Office, and from 2003 to 2006, he was an expert member of the Council for Regulatory
Reform, an advisory council to the Prime Minister. He is also a guest Professor at Osaka University
of Commerce (Public Policy) as well as at the Graduate School of Tokyo University.

Leslie Williams is the manager of the Regional Engagement Unit within the International and G20
Division of the Australian Treasury. With over 14 years experience in project development and
management, he specializes in forming multilateral and bilateral partnerships with government
agencies and organizations involved in capacity building cooperation activities across the Asia-
Pacific. He has initiated and managed projects on finance, governance, environment, education,
enterprise development, and aid coordination conducted under the auspices of APEC, EAS,
AusAID and UN agencies. His in-country experience includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand,
People’s Republic of China, Cambodia, Viet Nam, the Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, and
Japan. Prior to joining the Australian Treasury, he served as deputy director at the Research
Institute for Asia and the Pacific at the University of Sydney. During this time he also lectured in
international project management for postgraduate students studying international public health at
Sydney University. Mr. Williams has a bachelor of arts from the University of Tasmania and a
master of international studies from The University of Sydney. He speaks fluent Bahasa Malaysia.

                                 Session 2-3: Innovation Finance
Risaburo Nezu is a senior executive officer at Fujitsu Research Institute. He is responsible for
various activities at the institute in ICT, science and technology, and industry. In addition, he is a
board member of the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI), a research
organ of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). He was with METI since
1970, engaged in trade and industry policymaking, multilateral negotiations in the WTO and OECD,
as well as bilateral negotiations with the US and EU. He served as the director for Science,
Technology,and Industry at the OECD from 1995 to 2001. He obtained his MBA from Harvard
Business School.

Phillip Wickham is currently president and CEO of the Center for Venture Education (CVE). Mr.
Wickham was in the Charter Class of the Kauffman Fellows Program, serving his fellowship under
Ed Kania at OneLiberty Ventures in Boston, and was founding vice-chairman of the CVE Board.
Prior to joining the CVE staff, he served as a general partner at JAFCO America Ventures and at
Copan, based in Munich, Germany. In his venture career, he made over 30 investments, including
Ikanos, Web Methods, Com21, Emergent, and Trilibis. He received his BS from the University of
Arizona and his MBA from Rensselaer. He serves on the board of the non-profit Silicon Valley
Association of Startup Entrepreneurs as well as on the boards of Trilibis and S2 Technologies.

Peter Sheehan is founding director of the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies at Victoria
University in Melbourne since 1993. Previously he was director general of the Department of
Management and Budget in the Victorian Government, a position he held since 1982. He also
joined the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at Melbourne University from 1972-
81, where from 1975-78 he was editor of the Australian Economic Review. He is currently co-chair
(academic) of the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum. An important component of his work at
the centre involves health, the biomedical industries and related areas of technological change.
Since 1993, he has published 7 books, 18 journal articles, 28 book chapters and 25 research
reports.

Hidehiko Nishiyama is the director-general for International Trade Policy, METI, Japan, and the
current APEC SOM Chair. He has held the position as director of various divisions within the
Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry since 2001. He was formerly executive director of the
Japan External Trade Organization in New York. He obtained his law degree from University of
Tokyo in 1980 and his masters from Harvard University in 1984.

                                      Master of Ceremonies
Gloria O. Pasadilla joined ADBI in September 2009. Previously, she was a senior research fellow
at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (2004–2009) and assistant professor at the
University of Asia and the Pacific (1998–2004). Between 2007 and 2009, she was the convenor of
the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Group on Services (GOS), and Philippine lead
negotiator for services for the ASEAN-ANZ FTA negotiations. She had brief stints at ADB, the
World Trade Organization in Geneva, Southeast Asian Central Banks Center in Malaysia,
International Monetary Fund (Asia Pacific Department) in Washington, DC, and Goldman Sachs in
Hong Kong. She holds a PhD in economics from New York University and a masters in
international law and economics from the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland.

				
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