Yoshio Okubo, Japan Investment Trust Association (JITA)
Yoshio Okubo is Vice Chairman of the Japan Investment Trust Association (JITA), an organization for mutual fund and REIT companies in Japan. Prior to his appointment at JITA in June 2015, he worked for the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA),serving as its Vice Chairman since 2011. Throughout his professional career, he mostly worked on financial, regulatory and international issues in financial services, including serving as Chairman of the WTO Committee on Trade in Financial Services in1997-1999. He worked for the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan, covering international issues and capital markets policies. He also worked for the Ministry of Finance where he served as Deputy Vice-Minister for International Affairs.While at the JSDA, he served as Chairman of Self-Regulatory Organizations Consultative Committee (SROCC, currently AMCC) of IOSCO from 2009 to 2012. He worked for the World Bank Group, serving as its Executive Director for Japan from 2004 to 2006.