Goldman Sachs Japan to Appoint Shigemitsu Sugisaki as Vice Chairman

Tokyo, December 29, 2006 –Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. ("GSJCL") today announced the appointment of Shigemitsu Sugisaki as Vice Chairman of the firm.

Mr. Sugisaki joined Japan's Ministry of Finance in 1964 and served in various positions including Deputy Director General of the International Finance Bureau, Commissioner of the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau, and Secretary General of Executive Bureau at the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission. From 1997 to 2004, he served as Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, where he played a key role in managing the Asian currency crisis and reforming the international monetary system.

He currently serves as Chairman of Sompo Japan Research Institute. 

"Mr. Sugisaki brings considerable breadth and depth of knowledge of government and international organizations," said Masanori Mochida, President of GSJCL. "We will benefit from his experience and insights into a range of issues and this will help the firm provide clients even better service."


Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base, which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1869, it is one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms. The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.

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