Takuro Kimura’s experience includes two decades at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and included posts in Washington, Tokyo and Cairo. The IFC is the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, offering investment and advisory services to support private-sector development in emerging markets. Takuro was Global Head, Manufacturing from 2011—2014 and had previously held senior positions covering agribusiness, services and energy (oil, gas and mining) across all continents.

After returning from Washington to Tokyo, Takuro was the Managing Director at Orix Corporation’s Global Business Development and Investment Group, focusing on investment in emerging economies, particularly on agriculture value chains, healthcare and related logistics.

Takuro is a graduate of Kyoto University’s law faculty, completed graduate work at the Ecole Superieure du Commerce de Paris (ESCP) and received his MBA from ISA-HEC in France. He began his career at Sanwa Bank in Tokyo and later joined the IFC-managed Africa Enterprise Fund, focusing on SME investment consulting in Sub-Saharan Africa, based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

He is currently the CEO of G-Cubed Partners, supporting sustainable investing in emerging markets and he has recently founded Japan Impact Investing Network (J-IIN) to further discussion of impact investing within commercial finance in Japan.

From his time in France and at postings around the world, he has become an enthusiastic connoisseur of wines and global cuisine. Takuro travels often, with particular interest recently in Myanmar and India.