Nozomi, a Japanese national, joined PPIAF in August 2012. Nozomi oversees PPIAF's East Asia and the Pacific activity portfolio. Previously, she worked for the World Bank focusing on sub-national finance. Before joining the World Bank, she worked for Japan International Cooperation Agency in their public-private partnership business where she structured projects in infrastructure in East Asia and South Asia. She also worked as a credit officer with the major commercial banks in Japan for 5 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Finance from the University of Manchester.