Mari Kogiso

Mari is an impact investing leader with extensive background in inclusive business, sustainable finance, and social entrepreneurship.

Most recently, Mari was the global head of diversity and human rights of the Fast Retailing Group. Before Fast Retailing, she led the establishment of the Asia Women Impact Fund ($100 million) at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, that mobilized capital to improve the lives of women and remove gender barriers in Asia.

Previously Mari held senior positions at the World Bank Group in Washington DC and Tokyo including the representative of MIGA (the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency) in Tokyo.

She has also served as the Representative of Dalberg Japan; as an expert advisor on JICA’s Overseas Investment Review Committee; a delegate of W20 Japan; and as an advisor to the WeEmpower, the joint initiative of the ILO and UN Women. Mari holds a BA in Economics from Tokyo University and an MA from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

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