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Hiro Mizuno

Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan

Hiro Mizuno has served as Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Japan’s $1.4TBN Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) since January 2015.

Prior to joining GPIF, he was a partner of Coller Capital, a London-based private equity firm. He previously worked at Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. in Japan, Silicon Valley and New York. 

Mr. Mizuno is a member of the Board and Asset Owner Advisory Committee of PRI, a co-chair of the Milken Institute’s Global Capital Markets Advisory Council. 

He is also an executive adviser to Japanese cabinet on Healthcare and Medical Growth Strategy, a member of Japanese Government Strategic Funds Integrated Advisory Board, a member for Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan National University Evaluation Committee. His engagements in academics involve: an advisor, Office of the President of the University of Tokyo, a guest professor of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, an adviser to the Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, and a guest professor of Kindai University Global Economic Research Center, a senior fellow of Tel Aviv University Graduate School of Management and a member of the International Executive Committee for the Einstein Legacy Project at Hebrew University. Awarded “Outstanding Individual Contribution” in RI Responsible Investor) Innovation & Industry Leadership 2017. 

Mr. Mizuno has an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.