Kenji Okamura

Deputy Managing Director

Mr. Kenji Okamura assumed office as Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on December 3, 2021.

Before joining the IMF, Mr. Okamura served as Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan on International Economic Policies. Prior to that position, he was Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs from 2020-21, Japan’s highest civil servant position in international finance. In this position, he oversaw all international finance work of the Ministry and participated in IMFC, G7, G20, ASEAN + 3, and other meetings, representing Japan as the Finance Minister’s Deputy.

Mr. Okamura held a number of high-level positions in the Japanese government, including Director-General of the International Bureau in Ministry of Finance and Deputy Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency.

His extensive experience in international fora also includes his work at the OECD as Vice Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee, and at the World Bank as IDA Deputy for the successful IDA18 replenishment.

Mr. Okamura graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Tokyo and holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Last Updated: April 4, 2022