Hirofumi Gomi to lead new PwC Japan Research Institute

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28 September 2009

TOKYO - 28 September 2009 - PricewaterhouseCoopers Japan (PwC Japan) has appointed Hirofumi Gomi as Chairman of its new PricewaterhouseCoopers Research Institute (Japan).
Mr. Gomi was formerly the Commissioner of Japan's Financial Services Agency, will take up his new role on 1 October 2009.

PwC Japan has established this new institute under the leadership of Mr. Gomi to strengthen its ability to develop new thought leadership on global financial and capital markets issues. Combining the knowledge and scope of PwC's worldwide network with Mr. Gomi's experience will enable PwC Japan to deliver more effective and insightful analysis and make a greater contribution to the thinking that drives the development of the financial and capital markets.

Mr. Gomi will additionally be available to work with other PwC firms in the Asia-Pacific region, and PwC global Financial Services Leadership Team.

Profile of Hirofumi Gomi

April 1972 Joins Japan's Ministry of Finance
June 1998 Director of Inspection Bureau of Financial Supervisory Agency
July 2000 Secretary-General of Executive Bureau, Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission
July 2001 Director-General of Inspection Bureau of Financial Services Agency
July 2002 Director-General of the Supervisory Bureau of Financial Services Agency
July 2004 Commissioner of Financial Services Agency
July 2007 Retires from Commissioner of Financial Services Agency
October 2007 Adviser at law firm Nishimura & Asahi



About PwC Japan

PwC represents PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata, PwC Advisory Co., Ltd., PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultants Co., Ltd., Zeirishi-Hojin PricewaterhouseCoopers, and their subsidiaries. Each firm is part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers global network in Japan and operates as a separate and independent legal entity. PwC Japan addresses complex and diversified business challenges by consolidating its expertise in assurance, advisory, and tax professional services through a structure that enables organic collaboration. PwC Japan 4,000 partners and staff provide an array of quality client services.


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Principal Focuses of PricewaterhouseCoopers Research Institute (Japan) Co. Ltd
The main task for PricewaterhouseCoopers Research Institute (Japan) Co. Ltd is 1) to advise the PwC Japan and the global network of PwC on financial and capital market developments to engage in collaborative research with external organizations and 2) to research and study Japanese and worldwide financial and economic issues.