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Naoko Ishii

Council Member, CCICED Executive Vice President, Professor of Institute for Future Initiative; Director, Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo; Former CEO of Global Environment Facility

Ms. Ishii, elected as CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility in 2012 to 2020, has led the development and implementation of the GEF’s first-ever long-term strategy. Before Joining the GEF, Naoko was Japan Deputy Vice Minister of Finance, and represented the Japanese Government during the design of the Green Climate Fund. She worked as a Country Director for the World Bank, and has held positions at the IMF and Harvard Institute for International Development. Ms. Ishii is currently the Executive Vice President, Professor at IFI (Institute for Future Initiative) at the University of Tokyo.