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Oki Matsumoto


Oki Matsumoto was born in 1963 and received a BA in Law from the University of Tokyo (1987). He began his career at Salomon Brothers and joined Goldman Sachs in 1990, and became General Partner in 1994 at the age of 30, the youngest ever at that time. He took charge of trading, risk management, capital markets businesses in Asia, and also founded the special situations unit at Goldman Sachs. In 1999, he founded Monex, which was jointly capitalized with Sony. Monex is listed on the Prime Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange where he is presently Chairman & CEO.

Monex Group has grown to become a major online financial institution that operates online retailbrokerages in Japan, U.S., China (including Hong Kong), and Australia. In addition, with the acquisition of Coincheck in April 2018, the crypto-asset business became one of the core pillarsof the business segments. In January 2020, Monex established Japan Catalyst, an investment advisory arm, topursue investment returns through proposals to and engagement with listed Japanese companiesto stimulate Japanese capital markets.

He served as Financial Counsel to the Prime Minister and also as an outside director of several companies, including the Tokyo Stock Exchange from June 2008 to 2013. He presently is an outside director of Mastercard, Incorporated and also a Vice Chair of Human Rights Watch.