June,2013 - March,2016
Greetings from the new Chairman
The Institute of Actuaries of Japan
After resigning from the position of the IAJ President, I assumed the position of the Chairman on June 11, 2013. For about three years since I assumed the position of the IAJ President on April 1, 2010, the IAJ undertook various tasks, such as responding to the international accounting standards and economic value-based solvency regime, implementing, amending and abolishing various standards of practice and granting a CERA certification that is a professional qualification for ERM, to name a few. The IAJ made the organizational transition to a public-interest incorporated association on April 1, 2013. I am extremely grateful to the IAJ members for their positive participation and cooperation, and to other concerned parties for their warm support and guidance. In particular, members of committees or other organizational units of the IAJ worked hard to carry out these activities with earnest despite their busy schedule. I would like to express my sincere appreciation for their support and also look forward to receiving their continued support.
Mr. Kikuo Asano has replaced me in my previous position as the President. Currently, there are many important issues concerning actuaries in and outside Japan and the IAJ is on its way to achieving the objective of its mid-term business strategies. Under these circumstances, I strongly believe that President Asano will exercise his outstanding foresight and strong leadership, and lead the IAJ in the appropriate direction to resolve these challenges and to achieve its objectives. I would like to ask your continued support for President Asano. It is also my sincere desire, as the Chairman of the IAJ, to work together with President Asano to revitalize the IAJ's activities and to contribute to increased presence of actuaries in and outside Japan, to the best of my ability and experience.
At last, as my closing remarks, I wish you all successful and prosperous future.