Art x Finance - Vol.4 , Arts at Worldwide Financial Centres

2024.06.13 (Thu)

Arts are the hot topic for business but we could not find the exact value of this in the finance world.

Thanks to WAIFC, FinCity.Tokyo and JIAM recently organised a survey of art related activities at the global financial hubs in the world.
Art and Finance Vol.4 is to learn what kind of activities global financial hubs are carrying out and we will then discuss the meaning/values of the arts/artists to the Global Financial Hubs.



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Time Agenda Topic Speaker/ moderator
17:00 – 17:10

(10 mins)

Welcome & Opening remarks  Keiichi Aritomo, JIAM Director and Chairman of WAIFC
Dr. Jochen Biedermann, Managing Director, WAIFC

(15 mins)

Art related activities in Nigeria Arts/artists promotion at Nigeria

How the arts/artists contribute in Nigeria?

Obi Ibekwe, Chief Executive Officer of EnterpriseNGR

(Participate from Online)


(15 mins)

Art related activities at Busan How the arts/artists are connected to financial institutions? Jessica Miae Park, Director of Financial Research Division 1 at Busan Finance Center

(Participate from Online)

17:40 – 18:10

(30 mins)

Panel discussion What Arts/Artists can bring to the Global Financial Hubs?   All the presenters above

Masato Suzuki

18:10 – 19:30 Networking Reception

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Jessica Miae Park, Director of Financial Research Division 1 at Busan Finance Center (Participate from Online)

Jessica Miae Park is a seasoned finance professional with a comprehensive educational background and extensive experience in the banking and finance industry. She graduated from Theresa Girls’ High School in 1989 and earned a BA in Education from Busan National University of Education in 1993. Furthering her education, she completed an MA in Interpretation and Translation from Busan University of Foreign Studies in 2005. Her career began at HSBC Bank, where she served as the Director of Retail Finance from August 2005 to September 2013. She then joined BNK Bank as the Asset Management Team Leader, a role she held from November 2013 to January 2022. Subsequently, she was appointed Deputy Head of the Asset Management Planning Department at BNK Financial Holdings, serving until January 2023. Currently, she is the Director of Financial Research Division 1 at Busan Finance Center, a position she has held since April 2023. Jessica Miae Park’s expertise and leadership have significantly contributed to the growth and success of the institutions she has been part of.


Masato Suzuki

Masato Suzuki received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Tokyo National University for Fine Arts and Music (now Tokyo University of the Arts), and completed courses at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He was awarded 20th Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the 18th Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award, and the 18th Hotel Okura Music Award. Suzuki is Principal Conductor of Bach Collegium Japan (BCJ), Conductor and Creative Partner of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of Ensemble Genesis. He is also the designated principal guest conductor of the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra. He regularly appears on the radio program “The Pleasure of Early Music” on NHK FM. Executive Producer of the Chofu International Music Festival, stage direction, planning and production, and composition, Suzuki’s boundary-less activities are expected much from various quarters. Suzuki is a visiting professor at Kyushu University.

Twitter / @eugenesuzuki
Facebook & Instagram / masatosuzukimusic


Obi Ibekwe, Chief Executive Officer of EnterpriseNGR

Ms. Obi Ibekwe has carved an extraordinary path in the world of legal practice, finance, and policy advocacy. Her journey is a
testament to her unwavering commitment to shaping the future of Nigeria's Financial and Professional Services (FPS)
sector and positioning it as a global force.
Obi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and a
Law degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She also holds an MBA degree from the Ross School of Business,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.
Obi has over three decades of work experience spanning legal practice, management consulting, banking, and advocacy. Obi is currently the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of EnterpriseNGR, a professional policy and advocacy group established to promote and advocate for the Financial and Professional Services (“FPS”) sector of Nigeria.