Mr. Shuichi Ohno was appointed to the position of Executive Director at The Nippon Foundation (TNF) in 2004. He joined TNF in 2001 as the Director of International Affairs. Under his leadership, the International Program Department of The Nippon Foundation has been developing and supporting a wide range of programs aimed at alleviating poverty and promoting human development around the world. Mr. Ohno worked for the trading house Marubeni Corporation for almost thirty years. An economist by training, he worked for various economic and development organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and World Bank during his time at Marubeni. Mr. Ohno is a graduate of Kyoto University.