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KATHY MATSUI

VICE CHAIR , CHEIF JAPAN EQUITY STRATEGIST

GOLDMAN SACHS JAPAN

Kathy is Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs Japan, Co-head of  Macro Research in Asia and Chief Japan equity strategist. She is a member of the Asia Pacific Management Committee and Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. Executive Committee. Kathy joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2000. Kathy has been ranked No. 1 in Japan Equity Strategy by Institutional Investor multiple times. She was chosen by The Wall Street Journal as one of the "10 Women to Watch in Asia" for her work on the "Womenomics" theme and was also named to Bloomberg Markets magazine’s “50 Most Influential” list in 2014. 

Prior to joining the firm, Kathy was chief Japan strategist for Barclays de ZoeteWedd Securities for four years and worked at the Export-Import Bank of Japan’s Washington, DC office for two years. She is a policy commentator for Japan’s Cabinet Office and has served on numerous Japanese government committees aimed at promoting gender diversity. Kathy is a board member of the Asian University for Women (AUW) Support Foundation, Chair of the Board of Councilors (Japan) of the US-Japan Council, director of the Fast Retailing Foundation, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, member of Keizai Doyukaiand a trustee of The Nature Conservancy Asia Pacific Council. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Japan Society Fund Against Breast Cancer.

Kathy earned an BA, magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard University and an MA from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. She has conducted research on Japanese foreign policy at Kobe University Graduate School on a Rotary Scholarship.