Keiichiro Nakazawa

Keiichiro Nakazawa

Director General, South Asia Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency


Keiichiro Nakazawa has served as Director General of South Asia Department of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) since April 2017. Prior to this, he had 30-year-long career at JICA, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund of Japan (OECF), where he focused mainly on development assistance to Asian countries and on ODA operational strategies. As for overseas postings, Mr. Nakazawa served as the Chief Representative of JICA Myanmar Office (2015-17) and of JICA U.S.A. Office (2010-14), and as the Representative of OECF India Office (1991-94). Mr. Nakazawa won a World Bank Graduate Scholarship to study at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Policy in 1991. He was a visiting lecturer at Tokyo University and at Aoyama Gakuin University, both in Japan, in the early 2000s and lectured on Development Economics. Since 2002, Mr. Nakazawa has also served as a government-registered Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant.