Milken Institute taps Hiromichi Mizuno as Special Advisor


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Milken Institute taps Hiromichi Mizuno as Special Advisor

Yeen Chong
Yeen Chong
Associate, Communications and Media, Milken Institute Asia Center

With decades of finance experience, Mizuno will drive conversations on long-term investments and ESG.

Singapore – July 2, 2020 – The Milken Institute announced today that Hiromichi Mizuno, veteran finance executive and the newest Independent Director on Tesla’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee, has been appointed as Special Advisor to the non-profit, independent think tank, effective immediately.

Mizuno brings decades of experience from the finance sector. His distinguished career spans the globe, having worked in many of the global financial hubs including New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and London. Most recently, he served as the Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment officer of Japan’s Government Pension Investment fund (GPIF), where he managed the largest pension investment fund in the world valuing over US $1.5 trillion.

“The Milken Institute is one of those rare organizations that ushered in positive, impactful change that revolutionized the world by driving attention to critical issues and igniting meaningful conversations around it. I’ve been privileged to attend and speak at their events, and I got many inspirations and witnessed firsthand their convening power and ability to advance meaningful discussions among investment and finance leaders,” said Mizuno.

As Special Advisor to the Milken Institute, Mizuno will play a key role in driving conversations around sustainable and socially-responsible long-term investments by engaging with business leaders, high-level executive, and titans of industry. As a champion of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles, he will collaborate with the Milken Institute and its stakeholders on key strategies to propel ESG investing to the next level.

“Hiro is a visionary leader,” said Richard Ditizio, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Milken Institute. “We have been impressed by his commitment to elevating the importance of ESG factors at both GPIF and the investment community at large.  His leadership in analyzing these issues has encouraged institutional investors around the world to focus on accountability metrics for governance, environmental and social responsibilities, all of which align with the work of the Milken Institute.”

Mizuno joins an accomplished group of Milken Institute experts including Steven Ciobo, former Australian Trade Minister, Nobel Laureate Myron Scholes, Cesar Purisima, former Secretary of Finance for the Philippines, and Zachary Karabell, President of River Twice Research and is also a senior adviser for Business for Social Responsibility.

About the Milken Institute Asia Center

The Milken Institute Asia Center extends the reach and impact of Milken Institute programs, events, and research to the Asia-Pacific region. We identify opportunities to leverage the Institute’s global network to tackle regional challenges, as well as to integrate the region’s perspectives into the development of solutions to persistent global challenges.

About the Milken Institute

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Published July 1, 2020