Yukiko Omura has joined the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (Miga) as executive vice-president. Omura joins from her most recent post as CEO and executive director of Aids Prevention Fund, a charitable company based in London that aims to raise finances for worldwide HIV/Aids prevention.

Omura brings more than 20 years of international experience in the financial services sector. Before her founding of Aids Prevention Fund, she was managing director and head of global debt for Japan with Dresdner, and served as managing director and head of global fixed income and derivatives, Japan, with UBS/LTCB Warburg.

Omura has extensive knowledge of emerging markets, with 10 years’ experience in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and emerging market sales, trading, and research at JPMorgan.

In addition she served as head of credit products and emerging markets, Asia, with Lehman Brothers. She began her career as a project economist with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).