Hiro Mizuno

Hiro Mizuno

Executive in Residence

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Hiro is a Japanese financial executive. As an Executive in Residence of the School, he plans to engage in various speaking engagements. 

Hiro is a former Executive Management Director and CIO of GPIF (Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan, with AUM $1.5 trillion) between January 2015 and March 2020. Prior to joining GPIF, he was a partner of Coller Capital, a London-based private equity firm (January 2003 to January  2005). He previously worked for Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. in Japan, Silicon Valley and New York (April 1988 – January 2003).

He works in the following capacities to promote long term and ESG investment:

  • Member of the board of PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) Association
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council member
  • Special Adviser of Milken Institute’s
  • CFA Institute Future of Finance Advisory Council member
  • One Planet Lab TCFD Work Stream Co-chair
  • The B Team Leader
  • Member of Global Business Coalition for Education Advisory board
  • External Board Member Tesla, Inc.
  • Danone S.A. Mission Committee Member

Hiro advises the Japanese government in the following capacities:

  • Special Advisor Green Innovation & Finance to Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
  • TCFD Summit Ambassador
  • Executive adviser to Japanese Cabinet on Healthcare and Medical Growth Strategy
  • Member of Japanese Government Strategic Funds Integrated Advisory Board
  • Member of National Universities Evaluation Committee of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan

His involvement with academics has included:

  • Advisor of Office of the President of the University of Tokyo
  • Guest professor of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Executive in Residence and Global Leadership Council member of Said Business School, Oxford University
  • Executive Fellow of Harvard Business School, Harvard University
  • Visiting Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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