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Mr. Mitsuhiro Yamawaki is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer / 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. Yamawaki 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 to Head – ORM of ADB, Mr. Yamawaki was responsible for overseeing all private sector transactions and portfolio management as well as safeguarding ADB’s capital adequacy framework and all risk policies and guidelines.
He also has extensive experience in investment banking, corporate banking and project and structured finance at a commercial bank including managerial positions such as General Manager of the Investment Banking Division for the Americas at 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.