Ryozo Himino is the vice minister for international affairs of the Financial Services Agency. During the last two decades, he assumed various posts at the agency and supervised banks, insurance companies, broker dealers and audit firms and regulated capital markets. He also served as the secretary general of the BCBS and chaired IOSCO Asia Pacific Regional Committee and the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board. Ryozo published in Japanese a biography of the French sculptor Aristide Maillol and a book applying the Chinese Book of Fortunes to Sophocles’ tragedies. He graduated from the University of Tokyo (LL.M.) and the Harvard Business School (MBA).