Kathy Matsui

  • International Advisory Board Member

Kathy is co-head of Asia Macro Research and chief Japan equity strategist for Goldman Sachs. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and was named partner in 2000. She serves as a member of the firm’s Asia Pacific Management Committee. Kathy was ranked No. 1 in Japan Equity Strategy by Institutional Investor magazine multiple times and was chosen in 2007 by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “10 Women to Watch in Asia” for her work on the “Womenomics” theme. She was also named to Bloomberg Markets “50 Most Influential” list in 2014.

Prior to joining the firm, Kathy worked as the chief Japan strategist for Barclays de Zoete Wedd Securities for four years, and she has served as a member of the Finance Agency’s Tax Research Committee as well as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Industrial Structure Committee. She has also served on numerous government committees aimed at promoting gender diversity in Japan.

She is a board member of the Asian University for Women (AUW) Support Foundation, a trustee of The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, a member of the Board of Councilors of the US-Japan Council, and a member of Keizai Doyukai. She also serves on the advisory council for the Japan Society Fund Against Breast Cancer. Kathy earned an AB, magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard University and an MA from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

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