Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Mitsuhiro Yamawaki is the Chief Risk Officer of Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF). Prior to joining CGIF, Mr. Yamawaki was Senior Advisor of the Credit Risk Analysis Division of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He provided advise on all credit risk issues associated with JICA’s operations in developing countries and guidance on its risk appetite frameworks, risk governance and risk policies.
Mr. Yawamaki was also involved in risk assessment of ADB’s investment in CGIF as Director of Credit Risk Assessment Division at Office of Risk Management (ORM) when CGIF was established. When he was promoted as ADB ORM Head, Mr. Yamawaki was responsible for overseeing risk planning and assessment of all new private sector transactions, operations and related-risk management.
He also has extensive experience in investment banking, corporate banking and project and structured finance at a commercial bank including C-level position as General Manager of the Investment Banking Division for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in New York, USA, prior to his assignments at JICA and ADB. Mr. Yamawaki holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.