Hiromichi Shirakawa Joins Credit Suisse as Chief Economist for Japan
His appointment will strengthen Credit Suisse's Japan economic research capabilities and reflects the Bank's commitment to the Japanese market. Mr. Shirakawa has long been known as one of the leading economists in Japan. He ranked 5th in the 2005 Institutional Investors analyst survey and 4th in the 2006 Nikkei survey.
Mr. Shirakawa joins Credit Suisse from UBS, where he was Chief Economist since 1999. Prior to that, he worked at the Bank of Japan for 16 years, during which time held various posts including Head of the Policy Research Group, Deputy Head of the Foreign Exchange Division, and Special Assistant to the Governor. Seconded from the Bank of Japan, he also worked as an economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 1991 and 1994. He holds a BA in Economics from Keio University and studied finance at the University of Washington's Graduate School of Business.
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