Secretary General, Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, Financial Services Agency, Japan
Kiyotaka Sasaki is the Secretary General of Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC). He joined the Japanese Ministry of Finance in 1983 and later the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in 1998. He was responsible for addressing non-performing loans problem of Japanese banks through developing risk-based approach of on-site examination as well as enhancing cooperation with supervisory bodies overseas. Since 2005, he worked at the SESC as Director of Enforcement Division, and Director for Strategy and Policy Coordination Division. He also worked as Deputy Director-General at the Inspection Department as well as Secretary General of Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board (CPAAOB) of FSA. In addition to his career at the OECD and the IMF, he has actively engaged in international fora including the FSB, Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS), International Organization for Securities Commission (IOSCO), International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR), and Financial Action Task Force (FATF).