Shigehiro is a Senior Economist, ADB. He supports ADB’s developing member countries in improving small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) access to finance through various technical assistance projects. His advisory and research expertise includes policy issues in SME development, inclusive finance, and financial sector development especially in developing Asia.
Prior to joining ADB, he held several expert positions at Japan’s Ministry of Finance, OECD in France, and as JICA expert in Indonesia. He holds PhD. in International Studies from Waseda University in Japan.