Yukiko Omura

Chair of the Finance Committee; member, Compensation, Environmental and Social Responsibility and Executive Committees

Yukiko Omura became a director of Assured Guaranty Ltd. In May 2014.

Ms. Omura is a non-executive director of Nishimoto HD Co. Ltd. And a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of HSBC Bank plc. She also serves as Senior Independent Director of the Private Infrastructure Development Group and has served as chair of its subsidiary company, GuarantCo.  Ms. Omura was a Supervisory Board Member of Amatheon Agri Holding N.V. until March 2018.  She served as Undersecretary General and Vice President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development until February 2012 and, prior to that, as Executive Vice President and CEO of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency of the World Bank Group.

Ms. Omura began her career as a project economist with the Inter-American Development Bank, working in the infrastructure sector. She then worked in senior positions at several major investment banks in Tokyo, New York and London. At JPMorgan, she worked in mergers and acquisitions and derivatives, launched the emerging markets operations in Tokyo and led EMSTAR (Emerging Markets Sales, Trade and Research) Marketing for Northern Europe, out of London. Subsequently, Ms. Omura served as Senior Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets Asia, and then as Head of Credit Business, Asia, at Lehman Brothers. She then became Managing Director and Head of the Global Fixed Income and Derivatives Department for Union Bank of Switzerland, Japan. Following a merger with Swiss Bank Corp., Ms. Omura became the new head of the merged bank’s Global Fixed Income and Derivatives Department, after which she joined Dresdner Bank as Managing Director and Head of Global Markets and Debt Office, Japan. In 2002, Ms. Omura created the HIV/AIDS Prevention Fund, a charitable company based in London.

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