H.E. Junichi Maruyama

New Ambassador of Japan to Serbia

H.E. Junichi Maruyama (63) holds a BA in Law from the University of Tokyo and an MA in Public Administration from Princeton University.

His professional experience began in 1977 at the Japanese Ministry of Finance.

In 1981 he was appointed to the Office of the Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Secretarial Division, Minister’s Secretariat, MOF. During 1983 and 1984 Mr Maruyama served as head of the Katsurngi Taxation Office, Osaka Region, and for the next two years held the post of Deputy Director, Coordination Division, Financial Bureau, MOF.

Between 1984 and 1986 he served as Second Secretary at the Embassy of Japan to the U.S., followed by two years as First Secretary at the same embassy.

From 1981 to 1991 he was Deputy Director for Foreign Exchange and Money Market Division, International Finance Bureau, and from 1991 to 1992 he was Deputy Director of the Commercial Banks Division, Banking Bureau, MOF. He spent the next two years as Research and Planning Division Director, Minister ‘s Secretariat, MOF, and in 1994/95 served as Deputy Director of the Financial Institutions Department, EBRD, followed by a stint as Director of the EBRD Central Asia Department (1995-1997).

In 1997 Mr Maruyama was appointed Director of the Foreign Exchange and Money Market Division at the International Bureau, MOF, and for the next two years served as Director of the Development Institutions Division, International Bureau, MOF. During 2002-2003 he was Director of the International Organisations Division at the International Bureau, and the next year he was appointed Director of the Coordination Division and International Bureau, MOF.

In 2004 Mr Maruyama became Deputy Director-General of the European Affairs Bureau, MOF, and from 2006 to 2009 he was Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Planning and Coordination Bureau, Financial Services Agency.

In 2009 he served as Director-General of Yokohama Customs and from 2011 he became Vice-President at Citibank Japan Ltd. From 2013 to 2017 he was Managing Director and Head of Government Affairs at Citigroup Japan Holdings Corp., and from 2013 to 2017 he held the post of Managing Director and Head of Government Affairs at Citigroup Japan Holdings Corp.

In 2014 Mr Maruyama became Chairman and Representative Director of Futures Industry Association Japan and from 2017 he is Managing Director and Head of Government Affairs at Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc., and Citibank, J.A., Tokyo Branch.