Haruhiko Kuroda has been the Governor of the Bank of Japan since 20 March 2013.
Mr Kuroda holds a BA in law from the University of Tokyo (1967) and an MPhil in economics from the University of Oxford (1971). He started his career at the Japanese Ministry of Finance in 1967. His responsibilities at the Ministry encompassed fields such as international finance and national and international tax. He was seconded to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as Advisor to an Executive Director, and served as secretary to the then Finance Minister Tatsuo Murayama. He represented the Ministry at a number of international monetary conferences as Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs, including meetings of the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings and bilateral meetings between Japan and other countries or regions.
From 2003 Mr Kuroda served as Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Koizumi, while teaching economics and finance as a Professor at the Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Economics. In February 2005 he took office as President of the Asian Development Bank. In the eight years of his tenure, he helped reform the institution by formulating a long-term strategy and strengthening its financial resources.