Yumiko Murakami

Head of OECD Tokyo Centre
Since Ms. Murakami joined OECD in 2013 as the head of the OECD Tokyo Centre, she 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 leads 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 OECD, Ms. Murakami held a number of leadership positions as a managing director at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Her professional experience is diverse, ranging from banking in New York and London to UN peacekeeping operations in Cambodia.

Ms. Murakami holds an MBA from Harvard University, an MA from Stanford University, and a BA from Sophia University. She sits on the Japan Advisory Board of Harvard Business School as well as several Japanese government advisory committees. She is the author of the bestseller, “Turning Demographic Challenges into Economic Opportunities”. (Japanese only), which is ranked #1 at Amazon Japan in the Economics category.