Kathy Matsui

Kathy Matsui

Vice-Chair and Chief Japan Strategist for Goldman Sachs

Kathy Matsui was born in California and attended Harvard University, as well as John Hopkins University. In 2001, she survived breast cancer, and she is now the vice chair of Goldman Sachs Japan, co-head of Macro Research in Asia, and chief Japan equity strategist. The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe, attributed the coining of the term "Womenomics" to Kathy.

According to Goldman Sachs, "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 The Nature Conservancy-Asia Pacific Council, and member of Keizai Doyukai. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Japan Society Fund Against Breast Cancer."

Image credits to the Harvard Club of Japan

Thank you to Lila Daver-Massion for making this interview possible.

Kathy Matsui Interview - The Japan Periodical