Satoshi Nakagawa joins API as Executive Director

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that Satoshi Nakagawa joined API on January 1, 2020, as its new Executive Director.


<Profile of Satoshi Nakagawa>

Before assuming his position at API in January 2020, Nakagawa was Chairman of the Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA). Over the course of his career, he has served in posts at the Export-Import Bank of Japan, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japan’s Ministry of Finance, the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (JCR), and ACRAA. He has strong expertise in sovereign risk assessment of emerging market economies in Asia, as well as rich experiences in managing international organizations. He also possesses a broad network of contacts within Asia.
He received an LL.B. from Keio University and a M.Phil. in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.


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Established in July 2017, Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is a think tank and forum which aims to uphold and strengthen the liberal international order in the Asia-Pacific so as to maintain peace and prosperity in the region. API’s objectives are to promote joint research and networks, to create platforms for proposals, to bolster cross-border dialogue, to form a robust intellectual community among the nations of the region, and to discover, educate and collaborate with next-generation leaders.



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