Mr. Saito is Managing Director of Tokyo International Consulting K.K. (“TIC”). While with TIC, Mr. Saito has advised many foreign financial institutions regarding local regulatory matters. As the former Head of Regulatory Advisory practice of KPMG in Japan, has led more than 450 regulatory projects in the past. Previously, Mr. Saito worked at the Bank of Japan mostly in the banking policy area, such as capital adequacy rules, derivatives regulatory guidelines, etc. Mr. Saito has served as Japan’s official member in various working groups at the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), IOSCO, etc. At the BIS, Mr. Saito was a drafting member of various policies related to risk management and internal controls. Has served as an official member of Industrial Policy Advisory Panel at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Earned a BA in Laws from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Harvard University.
Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Risk Management Auditor of IIA.