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Yumiko Murakami

Head of OECD Tokyo, OECD
Since joining OECD in 2013 as the head of OECD Tokyo Centre, Ms. Murakami has been at the forefront of policy discussions between OECD and governments, businesses and academia in Japan and Asia, covering a wide range of economic policy issues. She has been leading discussions with various stakeholders in Japan and Asia, particularly in the areas of Corporate Governance, tax guidelines, gender diversity, education, international trade and innovation. Prior to joining the OECD, Ms. Murakami held a number of leadership positions as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. She has diverse professional experiences, ranging from banking in New York and London to UN Peace Keep Operations in Cambodia. Ms. Murakami has an MBA from Harvard University, MA from Stanford University and BA from Sophia University. She sits on the Japan Advisory Board of Harvard Business School as well as several advisory committees of the Japanese Government.
Global Japan
DEC 5, 2018

Preventing a Global Trade War: Is It Too Late?

Under President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy, the US has sought major trade renegotiatiations, including deals with the EU, negotiations…

Global Japan
JUN 12, 2018

A War No Country Can Win

OECD Tokyo Head and G1 Global Board Member Yumiko Murakami shares her insights on the recent developments in global trade….

Global Japan
FEB 13, 2018

Will CEO activism take hold in Japan?

OECD Tokyo Head and G1 Global Board Member Yumiko Murakami shares her insights on the changing nature of business in…

Global Japan
NOV 27, 2017

A Softer Brexit? Overreaching EU? A Weaker Europe? UK, French and German Perspectives

Last year’s Brexit vote in June seemed to widen a crack in the foundation of the EU, beginning with the…