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Naoko Ishii

Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Global Environment Facility, USA

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Naoko Ishii Biography

Naoko Ishii, elected as CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility in 2012, has led the development and implementation of the GEF’s first-ever long-term strategy. It positioned the GEF to address the underlying drivers of environmental degradation and to catalyze systems transformation in energy, cities and food systems while protecting critical ecosystems. Throughout GEF operations, she has promoted integrated approaches for greater results and actively pursued opportunities for the GEF to create and participate in multi-stakeholder platforms. She successfully concluded two international replenishment negotiations, both of which mobilized more than 4 billion US dollars for the GEF.

Before joining the GEF, Naoko was Japan Deputy Vice Minister of Finance, and represented the Japanese Government during the design of the Green Climate Fund. She worked as a Country Director for the World Bank, and has held positions at the IMF and Harvard Institute for International Development.

Naoko is co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, and co-chair of the Advisory Network of the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. She is a Special Advisor to the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, a Commissioner for the Global Adaptation Commission, Member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and of the Advisory Committee of Future Earth. She also serves on the Global Advisory Board of the University of Tokyo.

Naoko has published numerous papers and several books, two of which were awarded the Suntory Prize (1990) and Okita Memorial Prize for International Development Research (2004). She is the inaugural recipient of the 2006 Enjoji Jiro Memorial Prize. Naoko holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo.

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Naoko Ishii for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Naoko Ishii, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Naoko Ishii or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Naoko Ishii

    Speaking fees for Naoko Ishii, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Naoko Ishii are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Naoko Ishii, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Naoko Ishii speak about?

    Naoko Ishii is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Earth Day, Economy and Finance, Energy, Environment, Environmental Policy, Finance, Food, Green and Sustainability, Lifestyle.
  • Where does Naoko Ishii travel from?

    Naoko Ishii generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Naoko Ishii’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Naoko Ishii for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Naoko Ishii for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Naoko Ishii or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Global Environment Facility, USA

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Naoko Ishii Biography

Naoko Ishii, elected as CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility in 2012, has led the development and implementation of the GEF’s first-ever long-term strategy. It positioned the GEF to address the underlying drivers of environmental degradation and to catalyze systems transformation in energy, cities and food systems while protecting critical ecosystems. Throughout GEF operations, she has promoted integrated approaches for greater results and actively pursued opportunities for the GEF to create and participate in multi-stakeholder platforms. She successfully concluded two international replenishment negotiations, both of which mobilized more than 4 billion US dollars for the GEF.

Before joining the GEF, Naoko was Japan Deputy Vice Minister of Finance, and represented the Japanese Government during the design of the Green Climate Fund. She worked as a Country Director for the World Bank, and has held positions at the IMF and Harvard Institute for International Development.

Naoko is co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, and co-chair of the Advisory Network of the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. She is a Special Advisor to the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, a Commissioner for the Global Adaptation Commission, Member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and of the Advisory Committee of Future Earth. She also serves on the Global Advisory Board of the University of Tokyo.

Naoko has published numerous papers and several books, two of which were awarded the Suntory Prize (1990) and Okita Memorial Prize for International Development Research (2004). She is the inaugural recipient of the 2006 Enjoji Jiro Memorial Prize. Naoko holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo.

Naoko Ishii Videos

  • Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO, Global Environment Facility
    Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), co-chair of the House International Conservation Caucus, introduces Dr. Naoko Ishii.
  • An economic case for protecting the planet | Naoko Ishii
    We all share one planet -- we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko...
  • Keynote Address: Naoko Ishii at the 8th GEF Biennial International
    Keynote address by Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility, to participants of the 8th GEF Biennial International Waters...

FAQs on booking Naoko Ishii

  • How do I book Naoko Ishii to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Naoko Ishii for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Naoko Ishii, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Naoko Ishii or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Naoko Ishii

    Speaking fees for Naoko Ishii, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Naoko Ishii are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Naoko Ishii, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Naoko Ishii speak about?

    Naoko Ishii is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Earth Day, Economy and Finance, Energy, Environment, Environmental Policy, Finance, Food, Green and Sustainability, Lifestyle.
  • Where does Naoko Ishii travel from?

    Naoko Ishii generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Naoko Ishii’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Naoko Ishii for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Naoko Ishii for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Naoko Ishii or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Naoko Ishii is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Naoko Ishii for your event is available upon request. Naoko Ishii generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vedika Bhandarkar, Ellie Symes, Kate Brandt, Katharine Hayhoe and Sallie Krawcheck. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Naoko Ishii for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Naoko Ishii Speaker Videos

  • Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO, Global Environment Facility
    Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), co-chair of the House International Conservation Caucus, introduces Dr. Naoko Ishii.
    An economic case for protecting the planet | Naoko Ishii
    We all share one planet -- we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko Ishii is on a mission to protect these shared...
  • Keynote Address: Naoko Ishii at the 8th GEF Biennial International
    Keynote address by Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility, to participants of the 8th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 13 May 2016.
    Dr. Naoko Ishii - Financing climate change solutions
    Since 2012, Naoko Ishii has been CEO and Chairperson for the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Prior to that, she was the Deputy Vice Minister of Finance in Japan, and served at the World Bank and...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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