Motonobu Matsuo

Secretary-General, Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission


Motonobu Matsuo has been Secretary-General of Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission since 2020.
He started his career in 1987 with the Ministry of Finance, Japan. In 1994, he became Deputy Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister. He became Director for Inter-Division Affairs, Budget Bureau in 2009 and became Budget Examiner for Local Government Finance, Budget Bureau in 2010. He became Director for Foreign Exchange Markets Division, International Bureau in 2012.
In 2014, he served as Director, Planning Division, Planning and Coordination Bureau, JFSA. He became Deputy Director-General, Credit & Insurance system, JFSA in 2016 and became Secretary General, Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board in 2017, the Vice Commissioner for Evidence-based Policymaking of JFSA in 2019.


Building the digital financial infrastructure in japan

Recorded Session


As the 3rd largest economy in the world, all eyes are on Japan and its renewed aspirations to become a thriving Financial Center. Japan’s digital journey will play a key role in the future of its Financial Infrastructure: the digital ambitions of PM Suga, the impact of COVID on digital priorities, going cashless, CBDC, crypto exchanges, FinTech ecosystem, cultivating local and global talent, neo banks, open banking, regional and global competition and regulatory innovation. Join us live from Tokyo to learn the views of three celebrated thought leaders covering the entrepreneurial, regulatory and economical views on going digital in Japan.




December 08, 2020 at 12:45PM - 01:30PM JST