Yumiko Murakami

Head of OECD Tokyo Centre, OECD Tokyo Centre


Since Yumiko joined OECD in 2013 as the head of 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 areas. She has been leading 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 the OECD, Yumiko held a number of leadership positions as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Yumiko has diverse professional experiences, ranging from banking in New York and London to UN Peace Keep Operations in Cambodia. Yumiko has an MBA from Harvard University, MA from Stanford University and BA from Sophia University. She is a member of the Japan Advisory Board of Harvard Business School. She has served as an advisor on multiple committees of Japanese Government including Energy Deregulation Committee (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), Advisory Committee for Gender equality (Cabinet Office) and Advisory Group on Japan/US Economic Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). She is the author of a bestseller book, “Turning Demographic Challenges into Economic Opportunities”. (Japanese only) Ranked #1 at Amazon Japan, economics category. She is also a regular contributor for major media outlets, including the Nikkei Newspaper, NHK and the Japan Times.


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