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Kiyoto Ido

Vice Chairman IIES and former Executive Director Bank of Japan

After joining the Japanese Ministry of Finance in 1973, Kiyoto Ido engaged mainly in the international issues. In 1980s Mr. Ido worked for the internationalization of Tokyo financial markets such as the establishment of Tokyo Offshore Market and the internationalization of the yen. And the economic development of Asia was also another important agenda in 1990s. When the Asian currencies and economies were in crisis in 1997 and 1998, Mr. Ido cooperated with Asian countries to help those countries by providing thirty billion dollars support package and establish the cooperative mechanism such as Chiang Mai Initiative.

Mr. Ido resigned Director-General of International Bureau in 2006 after more than 30 years in the Japanese Ministry of Finance and joined The Bank of Japan as Executive Director. And Mr. Ido was responsible for Research and Statistics Dept., Currency Issue Dept. Information System Services Dept. and Public Relations Dept.

Mr. Ido was appointed as Vice Chairman of International Economic Studies in April 2011, which is the research institute established by Toyota Motor Corporation.

Mr. Ido has also been Outside Board Member of Nidec Corporation since June 2014.

Mr. Ido studied Mathematics at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Business Administration at Saarland University in Germany