Boston University; Queen Mary University of London; International School of Geneva
M.A.P.E. (Master of Arts in Political Economics); Master of Arts- Development Economics- International Trade and Finance- Monetary Economics- Boston University,1980; Bachelor of Science in Economics- Queen Mary University of London, 1977; International Baccalaureate- International School of Geneva, 1974
Financial Markets; Investment Banking; Risk Management; Project Finance; Strategy; Emerging Markets; Hedge Funds
Yukiko Okawa Omura is a dynamic, accomplished senior executive with tremendous international experience spanning more than 30 years, working with multilateral development agencies and leading investment banks, and highlighted by travel to 86 different countries. With a strong multicultural background and thorough experience in management of global, regional and country operations, Ms. Omura has cultivated a strong ability to form a clear vision, innovate and market new business. Her areas of expertise include financial markets, investment banking, risk management, and she has substantial experience in global fixed income and derivatives, combined with project finance in emerging markets. Ms. Omura sits on several boards and is leveraging her very deep knowledge of financial markets, 18 years of investment banking, and her developed knowledge of the world to create inroads and business projects in Africa, focusing on infrastructure and agricultural projects. She is a Member of the Board of Directors, a Member of the Finance and Risk Oversight Committees for Assured Guaranty; Director of the Board, Chair of the ALCO committee, and a Member of the Audit Committee for GuarantCo Ltd, Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG); Member of the Board of Directors, a Member of Audit Committee and Supervisory Committee for Nishimoto Wismettac Trading Group. In addition, she is both a Member of the Supervisory Board and a Member of the Advisory Board of Amatheon Agri Holding N.V. and finally, Advisory Board Member for CG/LA Infrastructure, LLC. Yukiko received both an M.A.P.E. (Master of Arts in Political Economics) and a Master of Arts in Development Economics, International Trade and Finance, and Monetary Economics from Boston University in 1980, a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Queen Mary University of London in 1977, and an International Baccalaureate from International School of Geneva in 1974. Ms. Omura is keen to continue closing good deals, adding value, and continue to use her experience to help in whatever way she can globally. One highlight of Yukiko's career was being called back to the world of development at World Bank, which allowed her to broaden horizons for private-public partnerships. Yukiko now lives in London, and when she's not busy working, enjoys tennis, swimming, and reading.