Head of FinTech Center, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan
Masaki Bessho is Head of FinTech Center, Bank of Japan, since September, 2021, after serving as Associate Director-General of Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Deputy Chief Representative for Europe, and Head of Financial Infrastructure Studies Division. He has represented the Bank in a number of digital currency/FinTech related international forums including the group of central banks, and the Bank for International Settlements, to explore CBDC. He received an LL.M. from the University of Virginia (1999) and an LL.B. from Kyoto University (1994). He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.