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Hiro Mizuno

Hiro Mizuno

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Special Envoy of U.N. Secretary-General

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

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