Takatoshi Kato

Deputy Managing Director, IMF
(from February 2004–February 2010)
Biographical Information

July 02, 2014

Mr. Takatoshi Kato assumed office as Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on February 2, 2004.

Born in 1941, Mr. Kato has a B.A. from Tokyo University (1964) and M.P.A. from Princeton University (1968). Prior to taking up his current position, he was Advisor to the President, Tokyo-Mitsubishi Bank and a Visiting Professor at Waseda University. He was also a Visiting Professor at Princeton University (1998-99).

Mr. Kato has held a series of senior positions at the Ministry of Finance of Japan. These include Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs (1995-97) and Director-General of the International Finance Bureau (1993-95). From 1985-87, Mr. Kato served as Executive Director for Japan at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Previously, he held positions at the Ministry of Finance and the OECD Secretariat. Mr. Kato has served as a member of various advisory panels including the World Health Organization's (WHO) Commission on Macroeconomics and Health (2001) and an ADB panel on poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific (1999-2000). In 2002, he published a book on exchange rate policy.