Mr. Tetsuya Utamura was appointed as AMRO Deputy Director responsible for Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM), Strategy and Coordination on September 27, 2022.
He has more than 20 years of extensive experience in regional financial cooperation, international tax policy, governance of international financial institutions, international finance and development, and public finance and budget.
Mr. Utamura is well-versed in the policy formulation process in ASEAN+3 regional financial cooperation. From 2013 to 2015, as Director for Asian Financial Cooperation at the Ministry of Finance, Japan (JMOF), he closely engaged with the ASEAN+3 members, and served in the capacity of co-chairmanship with Myanmar in 2014. As Group Head for Budget, HR and Support Service at AMRO from 2016 to 2019, Mr. Utamura outlined AMRO’s mid-term budget and headcount scenario from 2017 to 2021.
Mr. Utamura is an experienced negotiator in multilateral and bilateral settings. Previously, as Director for Tax Treaties and International Affairs at JMOF, he performed the role of the chief negotiator of the Japanese delegation for the global discussion on taxation under digitalized economy, as well as for bilateral negotiations with dozens of sovereign nations on Double Tax Convention (2019-21).
Mr. Utamura is an attested team leader in multinational and multicultural environments, having taken senior positions such as Executive Director at the African Development Bank (AfDB) representing Japan, Argentina, Austria, Brazil and Saudi Arabia from 2007 to 2010, in addition to the abovementioned role at AMRO.
Mr. Utamura holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tokyo; a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Economic and Social History from the University of Cambridge, UK; and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Mediterranean School of Business, Tunisia.