Minako joined Finsbury in 2019 from J.P. Morgan where she served as Head of Marketing & Communications in Japan. She was previously a partner at Kreab Gavin Anderson where she led the financial communications practice and advised on more than 50 M&A and capital market deals between 2002 and 2013. She also managed a number of corporate reputation and issue management situations. She previously worked with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, initially in equity research, and later moving to investment banking covering general industry and privatization projects. This followed earlier positions at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Morgan Stanley and Jardine Fleming. She translated the book “Burst of Yen Bubble” and passed the US CPA exam. She graduated from Tsuda University, where she majored in International Relations. Currently she is an adviser to “Social Investment Partners” which manages Japan’s first venture philanthropy fund and “Music Dialogue” which develops young musicians and educates audiences through chamber music.