Ryoko Ueda

Senior Research Fellow, J-IRIS Research

Ryoko Ueda is a senior research fellow at J-IRIS Research and a lecturer in Business Law at Meiji Gakuin University. She is a member of the ICGN Shareholder Responsible Committee. She was a special researcher of the Financial Research Center at the Japan Financial Services Agency (FSA) and is a member of many Japanese government councils including the Council of Experts Concerning the Follow-up of Japan’s Stewardship Code and Japan’s Corporate Governance Code and the Council of Experts on the Stewardship Code.

Her research focuses on corporate governance and stewardship. She has published many papers and books and delivered lectures on corporate governance and stewardship issues including the Corporate Governance Code, Stewardship Code, director independence, executive remunerations, general meetings, cross-shareholdings, fiduciary duties, role of institutional investors, and proxy voting. One of her publications is the OECD Corporate Governance Working Paper “How is corporate governance in Japan changing? --Developments in listed companies and roles of institutional investors --.”

She holds a Ph.D. in Policy Study from Chiba University of Commerce and a Master of Business Law from Yokohama City University. She joined Mizuho Securities in 2002 and transferred to J-RIS Research.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey