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Takeshi Kimura

Special Adviser to the Board, Nippon Life Insurance, Board Director, PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment)

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Takeshi Kimura joined Nippon Life Insurance in 2020 and became a PRI Board member in 2021. He serves on three PRI Board committees: the Policy Committee, the Governance Committee, and the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. In December 2023, Takeshi was reappointed to the PRI Board Director for a three-year term starting in January 2024. Before joining Nippon Life Insurance, he worked at the Bank of Japan, the country’s central bank. At the Bank, he served as a Director General and other senior positions in major departments and was involved in various fields of central banking: monetary policy, macro-prudential policy, money market operations, and payment system innovations (digital currency). Takeshi also represented the Bank on various international committees and groups, including the Financial Stability Board and Basel committee.

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