Mr. Kazuhiko Koshikawa became the Executive Senior Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency on May 23, 2016. Before taking this position, Mr. Koshikawa served as Ambassador to Spain between September 2014 and April 2016.
Mr. Koshikawa’s previous career includes the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (September 2012 - August 2014), Director-General / Assistant Minister for International Cooperation Bureau (September 2011 - August 2012), and Japanese Ambassador to Angola (August 2008 - August 2011).
Previously, Mr. Koshikawa was the Deputy Vice Minister for International Affairs in the Ministry of Finance (August 2006 - July 2008). He also served as the Deputy Press Secretary for the Prime Minister Yoshihiro Mori and Junichiro Koizumi (2000 – 2001) in the Prime Minister’s office.
As career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he was the Deputy-Consul General in New York (July 2001 - July 2004). At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, he served as the Director of Economic Policy Division, Economic Affairs Bureau (August 2004 – July 2006), Director of South America, Director of Central America and Carribean region (August 1997- March 1999).
Born in 1956 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, Mr. Koshikawa graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo in March 1980.