General Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Hiroshi Kawagoe is the General Manager of the Transaction Business Planning Department of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Based in Tokyo, he is responsible for overseeing industrial affairs with regard to financial market infrastructures. Mr. Kawagoe has also held numerous critical roles and responsibilities as the leader for respective projects and initiatives, including but not limited to an international project for the foreign exchange market and a series of national RTGS enhancement projects. He has contributed to the financial industry as the Chairman of the SWIFT National Member Group in Japan, and as one of the National Member for the ABMF (ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum). The ABMF is part of the framework determined by the ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers Meeting. He also served as a Board Member of the GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, 2014-2018). The GLEIF is a Swiss foundation established by the Financial Stability Board with a G20 mandate.