Hiroki Sekine

Visiting Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme

Biography

Hiroki Sekine is visiting fellow with the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House.

He was director of the policy and strategy office for financial operations at JBIC from July 2016 until June 2019 and, most recently, senior advisor to the corporate planning department at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

During this time, Hiroki led an internal taskforce to facilitate a trilateral partnership between the US, Australia and Japan, aiming to enhance infrastructure development under the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy.

He has led project finance deals for power and petrochemical projects in Asia, the Middle East and South America. In 2018, Hiroki was appointed as adjunct professor at Kyoto University.

Hiroki Sekine is based at Chatham House until June 2021, hosted by the Asia-Pacific programme. During his fellowship, Hiroki is undertaking research on infrastructure development in the Asia-Pacific.

Past experience

2019 - present

Senior advisor, Corporate Planning Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

2016-19 

Director, Policy and Strategy Office for Financial Operations, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

2015-16 

Advisor, Credit Analysis Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

2013-15

Director, Division 2, Corporate Finance Department

2011-13

Director, Power and Water Finance Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

2010-11

Advisor, Asia and Oceania Finance Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

2008-10

Deputy Director, Division2, Asia and Oceania Finance Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

2005

MSc in Finance, London Business School, University of London

1995

B.A. in Economics, University of Tokyo