Mari is an impact investing expert with extensive background in inclusive business, sustainable finance, and social entrepreneurship.
Most recently, Mari was the global head of diversity and humanrights of the Fast Retailing Group. Before FR, she led the establishment of the Asia Women Impact Fund, USD 100 million Impact Fund at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, with the objective to catalyze capital to improve the lives of women and remove gender barriers in Asia.
Mari has held various senior positions at the World Bank Group in Washington DC and Tokyo including the representative of the MIGA Tokyo.
She has also served as the Representative of Dalberg Japan, an expert advisor on JICA’s Overseas Investment Review Committee. W20 Japan delegate, and 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.