Mr. Mizuno is a Japanese financial executive, serving as the Special Envoy of U.N. Secretary General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments since January 2021.
He previously served as Executive Management Director and CIO of GPIF (Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan with AUM $1.5 trillion).
Prior to joining GPIF, Mr. Mizuno was a partner at Coller Capital, a London-based private equity firm (January 2003 – January 2015). He formerly worked for Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. in Japan, Silicon Valley and New York (April 1988 – January 2003).
Mr. Mizuno’s current commitments include: External Board Member, Tesla, Inc. Mission Committee Member, Danone S.A.
He also works in the following capacities to promote long term and ESG investment: Global Future Council member, World Economic Forum (WEF) Special Adviser, Milken Institute Future of Finance Advisory Council member, CFA Institute Leader, The B Team Advisory Board Member, Global Business Coalition for Education Advisory board Adviser, CiRA Foundation.
His involvements with academic institutions include: Executive Fellow of Harvard Business School, Harvard University Executive in Residence and Global Leadership Council member of Said Business School, Oxford University Visiting Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Senior Fellow of Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Guest professor of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine.