Mr. Hiro Mizuno has served as Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Japan’s US$1.5trillion Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) since January 2015. Prior to joining GPIF, he was a partner of Coller Capital, a London-based private equity firm. He previously worked at Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. in Japan, Silicon Valley and New York.
Mr. Mizuno is the Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments for the United Nations, a co-chair of the Milken Institute’s Global Capital Markets Advisory Council.
He is the Founding Members of Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI), One Planet Working Group Co-chair focusing on implementation of TCFD recommendations, the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance Member and the Global Business Coalition for Education Advisory Board Member. Also, Asia Advisory Group Member of Climate Action 100+.
He is also an executive adviser to Japanese Cabinet on Growth Strategy in accordance with Paris Climate Change Agreement, on Healthcare and Medical Growth Strategy, a member of Japanese Government Strategic Funds Integrated Advisory Board, a member for Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan National University Evaluation Committee.
His engagements in academics involve: Advisor of Office of the President of the University of Tokyo, a guest professor of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, an adviser to the Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, and a guest professor of Kindai University Global Economic Research Center, a senior fellow of Tel Aviv University Graduate School of Management and a member of the International Executive Committee for the Einstein Legacy Project at Hebrew University.
Awarded “Outstanding Individual Contribution” in RI（Responsible Investor） Innovation & Industry Leadership 2017.