Takeshi joined the BIS in June 2016. He supports CPMI parent committee meetings and represents the CPMI at international policy forums. Before joining the BIS, he served as chief representative in Frankfurt of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) from 2014 until 2016. At the BOJ he spent many years on the policy-making for financial market infrastructures (FMIs) and oversight of domestic and international FMIs. Earlier in his career he was a junior representative at the BOJ’s Frankfurt office as well as a member of the CPSS Secretariat at the BIS. He studied law at Kyoto University and economics at the University of Göttingen.