Ken Hokugo is Director, Head of Corporate Governance at Pension Fund Association of Japan. Prior to joining PFA, he worked at the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s (“SMBC” or “Sumitomo”) Tokyo Head Office, responsible for designing and implementing the strategy for its global asset management business. From 1995 to 2010, he worked at Sumitomo’s New York Office, where he was assigned to lead and execute special projects by the management team in Tokyo, and various portfolio management initiatives being mindful of shareholders’ value as the CFO of Sumitomo’s Americas Division. Mr. Hokugo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Keio University and MBA from Columbia Business School. He also is Director, Hedge Fund Investments at PFA.