Issei Sasaki joined Aflac in August 2012 as senior vice president; chief investment officer of Aflac Japan. He brings nearly three decades of experience to Aflac and his responsibilities include building investment teams, formulating investment strategy, hiring external managers, and developing portfolio and risk platform for general account assets of Aflac Japan. He most recently served as senior vice president; chief investment officer of MassMutual Life Insurance Company, Ltd. in Japan.
Prior to joining MassMutual, he held positions at Nissay Asset Management Company’s Tokyo office, Nippon Life Insurance Company’s Treasury & Capital Markets Department, Tokai International Securities Company, Ltd., Merrill Lynch Japan, Inc., and Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.