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Shuhei Kataoka

Shuhei Kataoka

First Secretary Embassy of Japan in the UK


Shuhei Kataoka is the First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom. He is in charge of coordination for a regulatory sandbox, experiments with government, implementation innovative technology-based in London. To address related issues, he participates in meetings FinTech, Blockchain, ICT, and their development.

Most recently, he was in charge of innovative policy-making for Regulatory Sandbox in 2017 – 2018 as Deputy Director at Cabinet Secretariat (CAS), seconded from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) Government of Japan.

Prior to joining to Ministry of Finance, he managed all investment process from closing to exit as an investment principal at a private equity firm based in Tokyo, and also worked as a consultant with a new business development strategic project for ICT and financial sector at BCG (the Boston Consulting Group).

Shuhei is an innovative bureaucrat in the Japanese government and visionary for a tri-sector leader who has experienced both the public and private sectors. He believes in “Public meets Innovation” as the key point for the next social problem solution.

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