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Satoko Itoh, Managing Director and Chief Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE); Assistant Director, Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ)


Satoko Itoh joined JCIE in 1988, and she oversees a wide range of programs in the areas of global health, civil society, and philanthropy. She administered the Levi Strauss Foundation’s Donor Advised Fund (1997 to 2004), the first such program to fund Japanese nonprofit organizations involved in HIV/AIDS, economic empowerment, and social justice. She is currently assistant director of the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), which is a private support group of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. She is also responsible for the management of JCIE’s Global Health and Human Security Program and recently launched Healthy and Active Aging in Asia. Itoh has an extensive network, having worked closely with representatives of various ministries, the private sector, and key CSOs. Her expertise lies in navigating the complicated dynamics and politics of various actors in the global health community in Japan. She holds a BA from Keio University and an MA in area studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Selected Publications