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