Mr. Tamaki took up his duty as President, Japan Center for International Finance (JCIF) on October 1, 2017.
Before joining the JCIF, Mr. Tamaki was Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD from August 2011 to July 2017. His portfolio included the strategic direction of OECD policy on Environment, Green Growth, Taxation, Financial and Enterprise Affairs & Anti-Corruption, Competition, Corporate Governance, Development along with representing the OECD at the Financial Stability Board (FSB) meetings. During his tenure at the OECD, he also acted as Chief Economist from February to October 2014.
Before joining the OECD Mr. Tamaki was Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan.
During his 35-year career at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, Mr. Tamaki worked on various budget, taxation, international finance and development issues. He was also part of the OECD Secretariat twice from 1978 – 1980 and from 1983 – 1986. From 1994 – 1997 Mr. Tamaki was posted to the World Bank as Alternate Executive Director for Japan and from 2002 -2005 as Finance Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC.
Mr. Tamaki graduated in 1976, with an L.L.B. from the University of Tokyo. He has held academic positions at the University of Tokyo and Kobe University. He has published books and articles on international institutions, the international monetary system, development, debt and taxation.
He is Senior Sommelier certified by Japan Sommelier Association.