Akira Sugano is President and Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management One（AM-One.
Prior to joining AM-One, Mr. Sugano was Deputy President and Executive Officer at Mizuho Financial Group - one of the three largest banking groups in Japan. Mr. Sugano has over 36 years of extensive financial experiences and he has engaged in asset management business and developing global business strategies. He has held various senior roles within Mizuho FG and Mizuho Bank, including Senior Managing Executive Officer heading Mizuho FG’s strategic planning and management controls for international banking, investment banking and asset management. Mr. Sugano’s in-depth understanding of asset management business developed further through his tenure at DIAM (current AM-One), when he was seconded to the firm from Mizuho FG from 2002 to 2006.
He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Tokyo.