Who's who in #globaldev: October 2015 executive appointments

By Ma. Eliza Villarino 09 November 2015

Shinichi Kitaoka, the new president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Photo by: Center for Strategic & International Studies / CC BY-NC-SA

Japan’s bilateral aid arm welcomed a new leader at the start of October. And he's promised to do his “utmost to foster trust and earn even more praise from both the international community and the Japanese people.”

Succeeding Akihiko Tanaka, new Japan International Cooperation Agency President Shinichi Kitaoka previously served as president of the International University of Japan. He is also a former deputy permanent representative of Japan to the United Nations.

Below are a few more major appointments in October across the international development community:

European External Action Service

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Currently based in New York City, Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.


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