Hatashima's subject matter expertise includes risk management and institutional performance measurement related to private investment. He conducts assessment of International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) portfolio performance at project, sector and corporate levels. As private sector investment evaluation combines corporate finance, economic assessment, environmental effects and private sector assessment, Hiroyuki uses his expertise in both finance and social science to come up with performance assessment and lessons for future operations.

Currently, Hiroyuki has been specializing IFC and MIGA’s manufacturing and services sector project assessment. Also, he has been one of the main contributors to the annual corporate report (Results and Performance of the World Bank Group) and sector reviews. He also conducted evaluation of M&E systems of the IFC and MIGA, and has been presenting private sector evaluation methods and findings within the World Bank Group and to the public.

Prior to joining IEG, Hiroyuki was an IFC Investment Officer in the Small and Medium Enterprise Department and in the Department of Special Operations.

Before joining the World Bank Group, he spent six years in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, with the African Development Bank as a financial risk management officer and a country economist. He also held various positions in a research institution, banks and a brokerage firm in Tokyo, Japan. 

Hatashima holds a MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Sussex, a MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London, and a BA from McGill University.