Hiro Mizuno ’95, Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Government Pension Investment Fund

Fearless and Innovative Leadership during Economic Uncertainty

9/27/19 - When Hiro Mizuno joined Japan’s $1.5 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer in 2015, he was tasked with transforming the portfolio and building a team from scratch—no small task for the world’s largest pension fund.

Surprising many, Mizuno has focused not on “beating the market,” but rather on integrating ESG principles holistically to achieve long-term, sustainable returns to the fund. In doing so, he’s also broadened his focus to combat climate change, gender diversity issues, and more.

A strong proponent of artificial intelligence, Mizuno is pushing the industry to adopt AI technologies, to which he credits GPIF’s ability to promote long-term investing. Kellogg was pleased to welcome him to speak at the Brave Leader series.

Kellogg Leader events

The Brave Leader 2019-2020 series has featured:

Shannon Sedgwick Davis, CEO, Bridgeway Foundation & Author, To Stop A Warlord (1/13)

Hiro Mizuno ’95, Executive Managing Director, Global Pension Investment Fund of Japan (9/25)

About the Series

Kellogg hosts prominent leaders from business, government and civil society who engage the community in thought-provoking discussions about key issues facing the business community and the world at large.