Akira Sugano

Job Title CEO
Country Japan
Current Employer Asset Management One
Akira Sugano is President and Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management One. Mr. Sugano also serves as Vice Chairman of The Investment Trusts Association, Japan. 
Prior to joining Asset Management One, Mr. Sugano was Deputy President and Executive Officer at Mizuho Financial Group, where he was responsible for the firm’s corporate finance business for multi-national clients as the Head of Global Corporate Company. Mr. Sugano has over 36 years of extensive financial experiences and he has engaged in asset management business and developing global business strategies. He has held various senior roles within Mizuho FG and Mizuho Bank, including Senior Managing Executive Officer heading Mizuho FG’s strategic planning and management controls for international banking, investment banking and asset management.  Mr. Sugano’s in-depth understanding of asset management business developed further through his tenure at DIAM (current Asset Management One), when he was seconded to the firm from Mizuho FG from 2002 to 2006. He served as a general manager, responsible for the firm’s overall business strategies.   
Mr. Sugano started his career as an investment banker in 1982 when he joined the Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. (current Mizuho Bank). He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Tokyo.