Dr. Mari Kobayashi assumed the Presidency of Japan’s Board of Audit (BOA) on December 7, 2018. She succeeds Mr. Teruhiko Kawato, who retired from office on October 22, 2018. Prior to assuming her position as BOA President, Dr. Kobayashi served as BOA Commissioner (since 2013) and as Acting President upon Mr. Kawato’s retirement. Her previous experience also includes a professorship at the Graduate School of Political Science at Waseda Univiersity in Tokyo.
In a related move, Mr. Hajime Okamura was appointed as BOA Commissioner. He joined the Board in 1983 and has held several important positions within the BOA General Executive Bureau, including Secretary General, prior to his appointment as Commissioner.