Keiko Honda

Keiko Honda

Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs; Adjunct Senior Research Scholar of International and Public Affairs

Personal Details

Focus area: ESG investing

Keiko Honda is Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she teaches ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) investing to graduate students.

Honda was appointed as a board member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in June 2020 and AGC (ex Asahi Glass) in March 2020.  She also serves as Adjunct Professor of Hitotsubashi University and a member of the United Nation’s Investment Management Committee.

Until the end of October 2019, Honda was the Chief Executive Officer of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. MIGA supports cross-border equity investors and lenders by providing coverage against currency inconvertibility and transfer restriction, expropriation, war and civil disturbance, breach of contract, and non-honoring of financial obligations.

Before joining MIGA, Honda was the first woman Senior Partner in Asia at McKinsey & Company, where she advised financial institutions on corporate finance and strategy and business development for 24 years.

She received the Joseph Wharton Social Award from the Wharton New York Club in 2020.

Honda holds a bachelor’s degree in consumer economics from Ochanomizu University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was selected as a Fulbright Scholar.


  • MBA, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Ochanomizu University

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar

Research And Publications

Investing in low income counters

Jan 2018

Toyo Keizai

Keiko Honda

Impact Investment and Sustainable Development Goals

Jan 2018

Diamond Harvard Business

Keiko Honda

Africa – the last Market

Jan 2016

Forbes Japan

Keiko Honda

Value-based Management

Aug 2012


Keiko Honda

Tim Koller

Richard Dobbs

Kazunori Suzuki

Makkinze Ando Kanpani

Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies. 5th Edition

Jan 2012


Keiko Honda

Tim Koller

David Wessels

Marc Goedhart

In The Media

Keiko Honda comments on the gender equality in Japan.

Sep 15 2021
The Japan Times

Keiko Honda has joined an international panel that will advise Singapore on sustainable infrastructure strategies.

Jun 23 2021
The Straits Times

The philanthropist and former Rockefeller Foundation president talked about current trends in ESG and more.

Feb 23 2021