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GRIPS Forum “Why microfinance? Gojo’s challenge to extend financial inclusion across the globe”

At GRIPS Forum on May 30, 2022, Mr. Taejun Shin, Founder & CEO, Gojo & Company, gave a lecture titled “Why microfinance? Gojo’s challenge to extend financial inclusion across the globe”.


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Taejun Shin, founder and CEO of Gojo & Company, will share his story of why he decided to devote his life to financial inclusion. He will speak about the latest global microfinance trend, and how microfinance helps people determine their own future.  You will learn how Gojo & Company is trying to achieve its mission of extending financial inclusion across the globe through technology, capital and managerial support of group companies.



Speaker: Mr. Taejun Shin, Founder & CEO, Gojo & Company
























Speaker’s Profile:

Taejun cofounded Gojo in 2014 and has led the company’s growth until today as the CEO. Before Gojo, Taejun worked at Morgan Stanley and Unison Capital as an investment professional. While working in the sector, Taejun founded Living in Peace, an NGO, in 2007, and created the first microfinance investment fund in Japan’s history. Taejun is the Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and is the youngest founding board member of Endeavor Japan.



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About GRIPS Forum:

Since its establishment in 1997, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), as the only graduate school in Japan specializing in policy research, has promoted education and research on a wide range of policy issues.

Utilizing our vast policy network, this Forum invites leaders from various fields including government, academia and business, as well as staff from our own faculty, to deliver lectures on current policy concerns.

The Forum welcomes attendance of GRIPS faculty and students as well as participants from outside the university.




Date / Time 2022.5.30 16:40~18:10 (Japan Time)
SpeakerMr. Taejun Shin, Founder & CEO, Gojo & Company
TitleWhy microfinance? Gojo's challenge to extend financial inclusion across the globe
Venue Online (Zoom Webinar)
Fee Free (Pre-registration is required)
Language English

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TEL : +81-(0)3-6439-6000     
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