Directors and Executive Officers

Jun Makihara (Date of Birth: January 15, 1958)

Jun Makihara

Outside Director


  • Director, Monex Group, Inc.
  • Director, Shinsei Bank, Limited
  • Director, Philip Morris International Inc.

As of July 20, 2017


Shinsei Bank has one of the most active and involved boards that I have been involved in. We receive a significant amount of material prior to each meeting, and the meetings themselves run half a day with the directors asking many, detailed questions. Often, we do not immediately accept managementís explanation or recommendation but push for more information, or a further consideration of alternatives. The varied backgrounds and experiences of the directors are very helpful here. Having a director who is also the largest shareholder serves to keep the conversation very focused on what makes the most sense for shareholders. This is rarely comfortable for business executives, but I believe it produces the best outcome.
However, because the Bank is a regulated entity, and financial services pose many risks, the Board has tended to focus on the downside and preventing mishaps. Going forward, if we are to materially improve share price performance, we must also concentrate on improving the top line.


September 2014 Director, Philip Morris International Inc. (Current)
June 2011 Director, Shinsei Bank, Limited (Current)
June 2006 Director, Monex Group, Inc. (Current)
July 2000 Chairman of the Board, Neoteny Co., Ltd.
November 1996 Co-Branch Manager, Goldman Sachs Japan, Ltd.
November 1992 Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co.
September 1981 Joined Goldman Sachs & Co.

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