Director, PIDG Ltd.
Yukiko is a Board Member of the Private Infrastructure Development Group Ltd., Chair of GuarantCo and a member of the PIDG HSES Committee. She is also Non-Executive Director of the Boards of HSBC Bank PLC, Assured Guaranty Ltd. and Nishimoto HD Co. Ltd. She was formerly the Under-Secretary General and COO/Vice President at the International Fund for Agricultural Development and, prior to that, the Executive Vice President and CEO of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency of the World Bank Group. Yukiko has more than 35 years of international professional experience in both the public and private financial sector. She started her career at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC as a Project Economist at the Infrastructure Department, then spent 10 years with J.P. Morgan in Tokyo, New York and London, after which she joined Lehman Brothers as Senior Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets Asia, subsequently becoming the Head of Credit Business, Asia. She then went to UBS Japan as Managing Director and Head of Global Fixed Income and Derivatives Department. Following a merger with SBC, she became the new Head of the merged Bank’s Global Fixed Income and Derivatives Department but left to join her global partners at Dresdner Bank and became the new Managing Director and Head of Global Markets and Debt Office in Japan.