Haruhiko (Harry) Saito

Advisor & Non-Executive Director

About Harry

Harry Saito is a highly experienced and internationally recognized senior consultant within Financial Crime, Risk & Compliance with over 3 decades of experience within the banking, oil & gas, insurance, telecoms and the governmental, legal & law enforcement sectors. A Harvard graduate and Lawyer by profession, Harry specializes in Fraud Prevention, Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance.

A former Head of Regulatory Advisory at KPMG Japan and a Managing Director at TIC, Harry has led more than 400 regulatory projects in the past 13 years. He has vast experience in and has worked on policy related matters for banks and financial institution services worldwide with international organisations including but not limited to Central Banking organisations such as the Bank of Japan, Bank of England (BoE), London Stock Exchange (LSE), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the Bank of International Settlement (BIS) in Switzerland and the IOSCO (International Organisation of Securities Commission). He has also served as an official member of the Industrial Policy Advisory Panel at the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry

Harry assists Kaizen on an ad hoc basis as a Senior Advisor on Fraud and Compliance Regulatory matters and acts as one of our NED (Non-Executive Director).


  • Compliance & Regulatory Advisory
  • Fraud Prevention & Investigation
  • Internal Controls & Risk Management
  • Forensic Advisory

Education & Qualifications

  • LLB / BA Degree in Law, Tokyo University
  • MBA Harvard University
  • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner)
  • IIA (Certified Risk Management Auditor)


  • English
  • Japanese