Senior Director, Stewardship & ESG, Public Market Investment Department
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Since he came back from London in 1990, Hiroshi Komori worked for Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd (currently Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited). At Sumitomo Trust, he established IR Consulting service to Japanese companies, the first initiative among the Japanese trust banks. Through the service facility, he had tried to bridge a gap between Japanese companies and non-Japanese institutional investors in the universe of Corporate Governance including proxy voting, Environmental and Social issues (ESG). In May 2009, his efforts brought Financial Services Agency (FSA) to invite him to “the Corporate Governance Study Group”, letting him introduce his insights and expertise to Corporate Governance issues from perspectives of mainstream institutional investors outside Japan. The Study Group proved a great catalyst for ongoing developments in Corporate Governance discussions in Japan to revitalise Japanese economy and Japanese companies’ profitability in the global markets.
He joined GPIF in December 2015 and has been leading its Stewardship activities at Stewardship & ESG Division which was newly established in October 2016. He holds MA in International Relations (Economics) from The International University of Japan.