Yasushi Hibi has been the Managing Director of Conservation International (CI) Japan since 2003. He leads CI’s efforts in Japan in engaging the Japanese government and the private sector in global sustainable development. In addition, Hibi has taken up responsibilities as Vice President for Asia Policy to consolidate CI’s regional policy engagements in the Asia-Pacific, developing partnerships with multilateral institutions and governments in the region. Before joining CI, Hibi worked for Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. and for UNDP as Regional Environment Officer for the Asia Pacific. He served on Japanese Government committees including Ministry of the Environment’s business biodiversity mainstreaming and GEF7 Financial Needs Assessment Experts Group for the Convention on Biological Diversity.