Kathy M. Matsui

Kathy M. Matsui is vice chair, co-head of Macro Research in Asia, and chief Japan equity strategist at Goldman Sachs Japan, where she is a member of the Asia Pacific Management Committee and the Executive Committee. Previously, she was chief Japan strategist for Barclays de Zoete Wedd Securities and worked at the Export-Import Bank of Japan’s Washington, DC office. Ms. Matsui has been ranked No. 1 in Japan Equity Strategy by Institutional Investor multiple times, was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 10 Women to Watch in Asia for her work on the “Womenomics” theme, and has appeared on Bloomberg Markets’ 50 Most Influential list. She is a policy commentator for Japan’s Cabinet Office and has served on numerous Japanese government committees aimed at promoting gender diversity. Ms. Matsui is a board member of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, chair of the Board of Councilors (Japan) of the US–Japan Council, a trustee of the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Keizai Doyukai, and the Advisory Council for the Japan Society Fund against Breast Cancer. She earned a BA, magna cum laude, in social studies from Harvard University and an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

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