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Organization

Board Members

as of October. 1, 2017

President

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Name: Shinichi Kitaoka

Date of appointment: October 1, 2015

Profile:

2012 President, the International University of Japan
2012 Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
2004 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
1997 Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo
1985 Professor, College of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University


Executive Senior Vice President

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Name: Kazuhiko Koshikawa

Date of appointment: May 23, 2016

Profile:

September 2014 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Spain
September 2012 Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
September 2011 Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
September 2008 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Angola
April 1980 Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Senior Vice President

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Name: Hiroshi Kato

Date of appointment: October 1, 2013


Profile:

April 2013 Director, JICA Research Institute
October 2008 Deputy Director, JICA Research Institute
April 2007 Director, Institute For International Cooperation, JICA
February 2005 Director General, Domestic Strategy and Partnership Department, JICA
April 1978 Joined Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

In charge of:

  • Africa Department
  • Infrastructure and Peacebuilding Department
  • Rural Development Department
  • Domestic Strategy and Partnership Department
  • JICA-University Alliance for Development Studies


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Name: Shinya Ejima

Date of appointment: October 1, 2016


Profile:

October 2015 Director General, Operations Strategy Department, JICA
July 2012 Chief Representative, India Office, JICA
October 2010 Director General, Global Environment Department, JICA
October 2008 Director, Office for Climate Change, JICA
April 1983 Joined Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF)

In charge of:

  • Southeast Asia and Pacific Department
  • Infrastructure Engineering Department


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Name: Noriko Suzuki

Date of appointment: October 1, 2016


Profile:

April 2014 Director General, Secretariat of Japan Disaster Relief Team, JICA
May 2010 Director General, Office of Media and Public Relations, JICA
September 2008 Chief Representative, Malaysia Office, JICA
October 2007 Chief Representative, Sri Lanka Office, JICA
April 1981 Joined Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

In charge of:

  • East and Central Asia and the Caucasus Department
  • Human Development Department
  • Financial Cooperation Implementation Department
  • Secretariat of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers
  • Secretariat of Japan Disaster Relief Team


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Name: Masaaki Kato

Date of appointment: December 1, 2016


Profile:

September 2016 Chief Security Officer, JICA
April 2016 Senior Special Advisor, JICA
April 2012 Director General, Personnel Department, JICA
April 2010 Chief Representative, Kenya Office, JICA
April 1983 Joined Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

In charge of:

  • Security Management Department
  • Department of Human Resources for International Cooperation
  • Procurement Department
  • Evaluation Department
  • Labor management and welfare


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Name: Toru Maeda

Date of appointment: January 18, 2017


Profile:

October 2015 Director General, General Affairs Department, JICA
August 2011 Minister,The Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva
January 2010 Minister,Embassy of Japan in Indonesia
September 2007 Director, Development Assistance Policy Coordination Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
April 1985 Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In charge of:

  • General Affairs Department
  • Personnel Department
  • Operations Strategy Department
  • Development partnership
  • Information system (CIO)
  • Media and public relations
  • Administrative budget and property management


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Name: Koichi Hasegawa

Date of appointment: October 1, 2017


Profile:

July 2015 Executive Director, Asian Development Bank
July 2014 Director-General, Tokai Local Finance Bureau, Ministry of Finance
July 2013 Deputy Director-General for Foreign Affairs and European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
August 2011 Professor, the University of Tokyo
April 1984 Joined Ministry of Finance

In charge of:

  • Treasury, Finance and Accounting Department
  • Credit Risk Analysis and Environmental Review Department
  • Financial risk management
  • Loan and grant administration


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Name: Shigeru Maeda

Date of appointment: October 1, 2017


Profile:

June 2016 Councilor, Planning Headquarters, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
June 2013 Senior Program Officer, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
July 2009 Executive Technical Advisor to the Director General, Industrial Development and Public Policy Department, JICA
July 2007 Director for Ecological Logistics Policy Planning, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
April 1987 Joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry

In charge of:

  • Latin America and the Caribbean Department
  • Industrial Development and Public Policy Department
  • Global Environment Department


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Name: Junichi Yamada

Date of appointment: October 1, 2017


Profile:

October 2013 Vice-President for ODA Loans and Private Sector Partnership, JICA
June 2012 Director General, Operations Strategy Department, JICA
October 2008 Director General, Middle East and Europe Department, JICA
April 2006 Director General, Organizational Transition Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
April 1982 Joined Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF)

In charge of:

  • South Asia Department
  • Middle East and Europe Department
  • Private Sector Partnership and Finance Department
  • Supporting Japanese SMEs Division

Auditor

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Name: Hiromi Machii

Date of appointment: January 1, 2014

Profile:

July 2013 Compliance Officer, SG ASSETMAX CO., LTD.
January 2010 Director General, Internal Audit Department, Japan Pension Service
April 2007 General Manager, Internal Audit Department, ING Direct Services
February 2000 General Manager, Office of Statutory Auditors, LTCB
April 1975 Joined The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (LTCB)


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Name: Eiji Inui

Date of appointment: October 1, 2015

Profile:

April 2012 Director General, Africa Department, JICA
September 2011 Chief Secretary, Office of President, JICA
October 2010 Senior Deputy Director General, General Affairs Department, JICA
October 2003 Chief Representative, Zambia Office, JICA
July 1990 Joined Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)


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Name: Nobuhiro Hayamichi

Date of appointment: July 1, 2017

Profile:

April 2017 Senior Audit Manager, Internal Audit Office, PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS Co.,Ltd.
July 2010 Representative Managing Director, COO, JT Finance Service Co.,Ltd.
July 2005 Head of Group Internal Audit, JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
May 1999 Board & ExCom Member, Deputy CFO & VP Finance, Japan Tobacco International,(Geneva HQ)
April 1979 Joined Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation


  1. Senior vice presidents and auditors are listed in the order of their appointment.
  2. Number of executive officers and auditors: Pursuant to Article 7 of the JICA Act, there shall be one president and three auditors, and there may be one executive senior vice president and up to eight senior vice presidents.
  3. Terms of office of executive officers and auditors: pursuant to Article 21 of the Act on General Rules for Incorporated Administrative Agencies, the term of office of the president is from the date of appointment until the last day of the mid-term plan currently in effect at the time of the appointment, and the term of office of each auditor is from the date of appointment until the date that the audited financial statements covering the final fiscal year of the mid-term plan for which such auditor is responsible are approved. Pursuant to Article 9 of the JICA Act, the term of office of the executive senior vice president, if any, is four years, and the term of office of the senior vice presidents, if any, is two years.

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