Markets Media Group and GlobalTrading are pleased to announced that Kathy Matsui, former vice chair of Goldman Sachs Japan and a longtime champion for women’s advancement in the workplace, will keynote the Women in Finance Asia Awards, to be webcast on Thursday, May 20.
Matsui will speak with Nasrine Ghozali, Chief Risk Officer for Oasis Management and a member of the WIFAA Advisory Board, in a ‘fireside’ chat at the event.
Kathy is co-head of Macro Research in Asia and chief Japan equity strategist. She was ranked No. 1 in Japan Equity Strategy by Institutional Investor magazine multiple times, was chosen by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “10 Women to Watch in Asia” in 2007 for her work on the “Womenomics” theme, and she was also named to Bloomberg Markets magazine’s “50 Most Influential” list in 2014.
Kathy has served on numerous government committees aimed at promoting gender diversity in Japan. She is a board member of the Asian University for Women (AUW) Support Foundation, chair of the Board of Councilors (Japan) of the US-Japan Council, director of the Fast Retailing Foundation, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Nature Conservancy-Asia Pacific Council, and Keizai Doyukai. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Japan Society Fund Against Breast Cancer.
Kathy earned an AB, magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard University and an MA from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.