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Masaaki Yoshimura, FIAJ

Special Advisor
Tokyo, JP

Tel: +81 3 52117174

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Professional Designations

  • Fellow, Institute of Actuaries of Japan


  • MS, Boston University's Graduate School of Management
  • BS, Mathematics, Kyoto University

Current Responsibility

Masaaki Yoshimura joined Milliman’s Tokyo office in April 2012 and became a representative in Japan in 2013. He assumed the role of a special advisor in January 2018. His main area of expertise is enterprise risk management (ERM).


Previously employed by Sumitomo Life Insurance Company in Tokyo for about 30 years, he accumulated a wide variety of experience in the areas of corporate actuarial, international investment, and planning and research. In addition, he assumed the role of general manager of corporate risk management, served as an appointed actuary, and spent three years in the United States as chief representative of Sumitomo’s New York office.

He has served as general secretary of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan (IAJ) and is currently an executive board member and chairman of the ERM committee. He also contributed to a draft of report on demutualization and to the IAJ’s Standard of Practice regarding the allocation of policyholder contribution in demutualization.

After serving as a member of the executive committee of the International Actuarial Association(IAA), he was nominated as IAA President-Elect in 2017 and became IAA President in 2018. He also has experience working as a member of the Insurance Working Group of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

  • Work at Milliman

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