Ichiro joined IEG in 2016 and he has been conducting project evaluations of IFC investments and advisory services as well as MIGA guarantees. He is currently Sector Lead, and evaluates IFC infrastructure and telecom, media, and technology sectors. In that function, he conducts peer reviews of project evaluation and delivers summary of evaluation results in the relevant sectors. In addition, he has been collaborating with MIGA to update the project evaluation guidelines.

Prior to joining IEG, Ichiro worked for eleven years at the development effectiveness area of the Inter-American Development Bank Group’s private sector operations, and eleven years at several positions, including investment officer, at Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Ichiro holds Masters degrees in International Development Policy from Duke University and Financial Management from University of London.