FIA Japan held its 35th Annual General Meeting and reception at the Roppongi Hills Club in Tokyo on May 24. At the online/in-person “hybrid” meeting, the Business Plan and Budget for fiscal year 2023 were approved, among other items. The members also approved 16 directors of the Board, including 5 new directors (see a complete list here).
The newly formed Board held its 1st meeting right after the AGM and proceeded to elect the Officers, Executive Committee members and Advisors. Mr. Richard “Chip” Clairmont was re-appointed as FIA Japan Chairman.
At the reception following the meeting, we welcomed and enjoyed cocktails and buffet with about 90 of our members and guests. Mr. Hideki Ito, Director-General of the Policy and Markets Bureau of Japan FSA, Mr. Yoshimitsu Shimizu, Head of Market Infrastructure Division, Financial Markets Department of Bank of Japan, and Mr. Yasuyuki Konuma, CEO of JSCC shared a few opening remarks with the audience at the start of the reception. Participants were glad to be able to reunite with old faces and meet new ones without any restrictions (after a 3-year hiatus) in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Our Promotion Committee plans to continue to hold regular networking events this year, as well as other seminars & workshops. They will also consider holding a large conference similar to the FIAJ Financial Market Conference we organized in 2015. Details will be announced as they become available on our website. Stay tuned!