Yasumasa Tahara

Job Title Director, Corporate Accounting and Disclosure
Current Employer FSA

Yasumasa Tahara is the director of the Corporate Accounting and Disclosure Division, Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japanese Government. Since July 2015, he has been in charge of supervision of the corporate disclosure system for soliciting dialogue between investors and companies, review of the accounting/auditing systems and Japan’s Stewardship Code/Corporate Governance Code and has dealt with cases such as Toshiba.

Mr. Tahara started his career at the Ministry of Finance in 1990. From 2010 to 2012, he served as director, Office of Foreign Exchange Reserve Management, and was engaged in managing the Japanese government’s foreign exchange reserves. From 2012 to 2014, he was responsible for engagement in international financial regulations and standards as director, Office of International Affairs, FSA.

In 2014, he assumed the position of director of the Financial Markets Division, FSA, and took charge of planning regulations for financial markets and supervising securities exchanges.

Mr. Tahara is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo. He also received a MBA from Stanford University.