Shigemitsu Sugisaki

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Shigemitsu Sugisaki
Deputy Managing Director, IMF
(from February 1997–January 2004)

Biographical Information

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Mr. Shigemitsu Sugisaki served as Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from February 1997 to January 2004.

Born in 1941, Mr. Sugisaki has a B.A. from the University of Tokyo (1963) and a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University (1967). He joined Japan's Ministry of Finance in 1964 as a member of the Minister's Secretariat. He held various positions in the International Finance Bureau and the Tax Bureau, and was appointed Personal Assistant to the President, Asian Development Bank in 1976.

Mr. Sugisaki rejoined the Ministry of Finance in 1979, holding a number of positions, including that of Deputy Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs in 1990-91, Deputy Director General of the International Finance Bureau in 1991-92, and Commissioner of the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau in 1992-93. From mid-1993 until July 1994, Mr. Sugisaki held the position of Secretary-General of Executive Bureau, the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission.

He was appointed Special Advisor to IMF Managing Director in August 1994.