2021 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains


Masachimi Kono

Deputy Secretary-General


Mr Masamichi Kono was appointed Deputy Secretary- General in August 2017. His portfolio includes the strategic direction of the OECD policy on Environment, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Tax, Trade and Agriculture. He oversaw the horizontal project on Sustainable Infrastructure Investment and currently oversees the horizontal project on Climate and Economic Resilience. He also represents the OECD at the Financial Stability Board. Mr Kono has had a long career in financial supervision and the regulation of financial services, in Japan and globally. He was Vice Minister for International Affairs of the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA) prior to his appointment at the OECD. He served as Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Technical Committee (April 2011-May 2012), and thereafter as Chairman of the IOSCO Board (until March 2013). He was also the Co-chair of the Financial Stability Board Regional Consultative Group for Asia (July 2013-June 2015), and Chairman of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Monitoring Board (February 2013-June 2016). Previously, he was Secretary to the World Trade Organization’s Trade in Financial Services Committee (1995-99).