Toyoo Gyohten

Since December 1995, Toyoo Gyohten has been the President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs which is a foundation established by the Bank of Tokyo (currently The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.) to succeed its tradition as the Japan’s only specialist foreign exchange bank.


He served for many years in the Japanese Ministry of Finance until he retired as Vice-Minister for International Affairs in 1989, as well as working for the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank. He chaired Working Party III of OECD, Paris for 1988-1990. He was a visiting professor at the Harvard University Business School, Princeton University.


He was a Chairman of the Bank of Tokyo, for 1992-1996. He chaired the Institute of International Finance, Inc. for 1994-1997. He served as Special Adviser to Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi in 1998, Special Advisor to the Cabinet, as Special Envoy of the Prime Minister from 1998-2010, and as a Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance from 2009-2014.


Mr. Gyohten is co-author of the book “Changing Fortunes” with Mr. Paul Volcker.