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Munehiko Joya

Board candidate
Rome, Italy

Relevant experience and qualifications

JOYA Munehiko is an asset to UNFCU. He brings 40 years of finance management experience, 15 years of experience in governance of IFAD/FAO Credit Unions, UN Joint Staff Pension Fund and related committees, and 13 years of CFO/Corporate Social Responsibility experience in public/private sector. Certified in “Sustainability & Climate Risk” by Global Association of Risk Professionals, he is resourceful to advance UNFCU’s social/environmental commitments. Currently he chairs Board of AGIS, a non-profit to lead/supervise the management of Rome-based Japanese educational institutions. He believes he can bring new resource/perspectives to UNFCU Board/members to further advance its mission together.

Candidate statement

JOYA Munehiko, a longtime UNFCU member, has a great interest in an opportunity to serve and give back to UNFCU membership community if elected to join its Board as a new member. After a decades-long career journey in UN system, he has more confidence and passion to continue his journey to serve the global community through UNFCU mission of ‘serving the people who serve the world’. He believes his professional background contributes to UNFCU mission more effectively if shared collectively as a member of UNFCU Board than remaining a loyal individual UNFCU member. 2024 Board of Directors Election is timely to express and act on his passion for serving UNFCU membership as a new Board member.

Employment information

United Nations experience

Current grade level: Retired

Finance Officer, Finance Division — Treasury

Director and Treasurer, Finance and Administration Department

Non-UN experience

AGIS (Associazione giapponese per l'istruzione scolastica — Japanese School Education Association)
Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Tohoku Gaigo Gakuen
Independent Advisor and Consultant

Global Green Growth Institute
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of Audit & Finance Sub-Committee of the Council, Member of Executive Leadership Team

Hitachi, Ltd.
Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Venture Capital

Hitachi, Ltd.
Senior Representative of Corporate Social Responsibility, Hitachi Corporate Office in Washington DC, Treasurer and Audit Committee Chair of The Hitachi Foundation

Hitachi, Ltd.
Various managerial positions, Global Business Development Group


Harvard Kennedy School
Executive Management Program on Leadership for the 21st Century — Chaos, Conflict and Courage

Keio University
LLB (Bachelor of Laws)

Harvard Business School
MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Sophia University
BA (Bachelor of Arts) in French & International Relations

University of Missouri-Columbia
Exchange Student Program Scholar (majored in Political Science)

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